Police identify woman struck, killed while allegedly running across I-35

AUSTIN - Austin police said a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 35 while attempting to run across the highway Aug. 3.

EMS said the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of northbound I-35, near U.S. 183. The woman, identified as Kenyae Monique Dixon, 25, died at the scene.

Investigators said a red Kia was traveling northbound in the left lane at a high rate of speed when the driver saw Dixon running across the highway from east to west. Dixon was almost struck by another car in a middle lane before she ran in front of the Kia. The driver of the Kia stopped after hitting Dixon, according to the release.

Police said Dixon was pronounced dead at 9:37 p.m.

I-35 was closed for several hours while authorities investigated the crash, but has since reopened.

The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. 

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