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Pedestrian killed after reportedly lying in the street on Riverside Drive

The crash occurred near Montopolis and East Riverside drives.
Credit: JP Harrington
Photo by KVUE's JP Harrington.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated that the crash was a hit-and-run. The Austin Police Department later reported that the driver stayed on scene and is cooperating.

Police are investigating a deadly auto-pedestrian crash in southeast Austin early Wednesday morning, Feb. 16. A pedestrian died after he was hit by a vehicle.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. near Montopolis and East Riverside drives.

Officials confirmed that the victim was an adult male who died at the scene.

Based on preliminary investigation, police said the vehicle was driving westbound when the pedestrian, who was lying in traffic, was struck.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, or the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS).

This is Austin's 11th fatal crash of 2022.

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