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ATCEMS reports third auto-pedestrian crash in less than 24 hours

Two pedestrians in separate incidents were pronounced dead on scene and a third was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the third auto-pedestrian crash in less than 24 hours on Saturday night.

ATCEMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to the latest crash shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday at W. William Cannon Drive and Cooper Lane.

One patient was involved and was taken by the EMS to St. David's South Austin Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries, according to ATCEMS.

The EMS previously responded to two other auto-pedestrian crashes that happened overnight. Two adults died as a result of the incidents.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the first occurred around 2:18 a.m. on the 4500 block of Menchaca Road. Despite life-saving measures, the pedestrian – later identified as 61-year-old Timothy Christopher Eller – was pronounced dead on the scene.

The second occurred on the 6100 block of S. Interstate 35 southbound around 4:49 a.m. That pedestrian, later identified as 36-year-old Marcus L. Sierra, was also pronounced deceased on scene.

ATCEMS also responded to a rollover collision overnight Saturday morning at 2:23 a.m. That occurred on the 1100 block of N. I-35. One patient was transported to Dell Seton with potentially serious injuries.

No further information was immediately available.


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