15-year-old killed while trying to run across I-35: Police

AUSTIN - A teenage boy was trying to run across Interstate 35 Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle, leading to his death at a Round Rock hospital, according to Austin police.

Police identified the victim as Sajjad Zaid Alqassab, 15, in a release Tuesday.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said the driver of a silver Kia Sorento struck Alqassab while traveling southbound in the far left lane of the 13100 block of North I-35.

Medics said they performed CPR on the teen at the scene before taking him to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center.

Alqassab later died at the hospital.

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544.

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