AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 21-year-old woman is in the Travis County Jail charged with intoxication manslaughter after police say she hit and killed a man who was walking along Red River Street early Friday morning.
Austin police say the crash happened just after 3 a.m. on Red River Street near Luther Lane, which is just north of St. David’s Medical Center. When police arrived the at the scene around 3:14 a.m., the man had already died. Austin-Travis County EMS says the man killed was in his 40s.
Officers were able to find Olivia Gruwell and her vehicle not far from where the crash happened a few minutes later.
Red River Street was blocked off for a few hours as part of the investigation. It reopened after 8 a.m.