The man who was struck and killed along Wells Branch Parkway on Monday night has been identified as Richard Stacy Stader, 37.
Austin police said emergency crews responded to the area of Interstate 35 and Wells Branch Parkway around 9:40 p.m. Sept. 4. The preliminary police investigation shows a blue Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Wells Branch at the I-35 southbound service road when Stader crossed north against the traffic signal and was struck. Austin-Travis County pronounced Stader dead at the scene.
Police added the driver of the Honda fled the scene after the crash. The Honda has been located, but police are looking for the driver.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-8255. This is Austin's 43rd fatal crash and 45th fatality of 2017.
No other details were immediately available.