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Police identify pedestrian killed in crash on I-35

The incident happened on the North Interstate 35 upper deck southbound at around 1 a.m. on Aug. 27.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has identified a pedestrian killed in a crash on Interstate 35 in the early hours of Aug. 27.

Police said just before 1 a.m., officers responded to a crash between a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian in the 3800 block of North Interstate 35 southbound, on the upper deck. The driver of the semi-trailer left the scene without stopping to render aid.

The pedestrian, later identified as 24-year-old Ian Lewis, died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Austin-Travis County EMS reported that two other adults were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

APD said this crash is being investigated as Austin's 68th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 69 deaths for the year. On Aug. 27, 2021, there were 75 fatal crashes resulting in 81 deaths.


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