Police ID man struck, killed in North Austin crash

Police have identified the man who was struck by a vehicle and killed in North Austin Tuesday evening.

APD said Luis Gabriel Chavez, 53, was attempting to cross North Lamar near Payton Gin Road shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Lamar. Austin-Travis County EMS transported Chavez to University Medical Center-Brackenridge, and police said Chavez died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police said the driver of the vehicle did stop at the scene, and that he was cited for not having a driver's license or insurance.

The crash is still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-6935. This is Austin's 61st fatal crash and 62nd fatality on Austin roads in 2016. At this point in 2015, there were 86 traffic fatalities in Austin.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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