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Police searching for driver accused of hitting and killing pedestrian in North Austin

The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. at the 9400 block of Burnet Road.

AUSTIN, Texas — Police are investigating after a driver allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian in North Austin before fleeing the scene on Saturday night.

The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. at the 9400 block of Burnet Road, according to police and Austin-Travis County EMS.

An initial investigation shows the pedestrian, a man in his 40s, may have been hit by three different vehicles, one of which continued north on Burnet Road, police said. 

A witness said she was traveling northbound in the outside lane of Burnet Rd. when she saw a pedestrian crossing the street. She told police the man crossed the road without looking and didn't have any regard for oncoming traffic.

After the first vehicle struck the pedestrian, she pulled immediately to the side of the road and observed two other vehicles strike the pedestrian. Both drivers pulled over and are fully cooperating with the investigation.

Police said the driver that fled the scene was in a red vehicle, but there is no other description at this time.

Road closures were in place, and motorists were asked to expect heavy delays and avoid the area if possible.

No other information is available at this time.

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