Teenage pedestrian killed in S. Austin on MoPac identified

Teenage pedestrian killed in S. Austin on MoPac identified

Teenage pedestrian killed in S. Austin on MoPac identified

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 8:18 AM

AUSTIN -- Austin police have identified a teenager killed on a highway in South Austin.

It happened in the 8400 block of S. MoPac Expressway near Davis Lane around 5:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 21.

Police say a teenage pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. She was pronounced dead at 5:41 p.m.

According to KVUE's news partner the Austin American-Statesman, Wednesday the pedestrian was identified by the Travis County medical examiner’s office as a 13-year-old female.

The Statesman reports the girl left home following an argument with her family. Her death is being ruled a suicide.

The highway was closed for several hours Monday as police investigated the incident.

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