Man killed in hit-and-run identified



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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 5:04 PM

AUSTIN -- Police have released the name of the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run accident, but the driver who killed him has not yet been found.

APD says George Lester Seale, 72, was hit along the service road of Interstate 35 near East Anderson Lane around 11:12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.

The APD watch commander said around 3 a.m. Monday, one of the drivers called and turned herself in, saying she was involved in the crash.
Police said Seale fell in the street before being hit by the two vehicles.
Police believe the woman who turned herself in drove the car that hit the Seale after a truck struck the man. A witness told police that both drivers drove away without calling for help.
“[The witness] didn't see anyone. She did not see the actual collision. She just saw two cars parked and then they both left the scene,” said Crowder.
The woman described seeing a red pickup truck and a dark colored four-door sedan. Police said the driver of the sedan is the woman who turned herself in on Monday morning. The driver of the truck still hasn’t been identified.
Crowder said both the truck driver and the woman who turned herself in could face charges of failure to stop and render aid.


Police believe Seale was crossing the road in the middle of the block, not at an intersection.
If you have any information call APD at (512) 974-5560.

There have been three pedestrian deaths within the city of Austin so far in 2013. Last year 26 pedestrians were killed.