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Victim identified in fatal crash on northbound I-35 frontage road

The crash happened on the northbound frontage road, near Braker Lane, on May 11.
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AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have identified the man killed in a crash on the Interstate 35 northbound frontage road in North Austin on May 11.

The Austin Police Department said officers responded to the crash at approximately 8:42 p.m. Police initially said the incident started as a minor two-vehicle crash on the frontage road. One occupant got out and was hit by a third vehicle. That person died, and the third vehicle stayed on the scene.

However, on May 17, police said a pedestrian, identified as 28-year-old Michael Eton Holt, was crossing the service road when he was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Charges are not expected to be filed.

All northbound frontage road lanes of I-35 from Bowery Trail to Yager Lane were shut down after the incident. A detour was set up down Bowery Trail and Natures Bend.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-4278 or utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.

APD said this is Austin's 39th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 41 deaths. On May 11, 2020, there had been 33 fatal crashes resulting in 35 fatalities.

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