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APD identifies woman killed in Oct. 1 auto-pedestrian crash in North Austin

The collision happened at North Lamar Boulevard and Beaver Street at around 8 p.m., according to ATCEMS.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal auto-pedestrian collision that happened on Saturday, Oct. 1. 

On Oct. 7, APD identified the victim as 75-year-old Maria Alberta Lopez Fajardo.

APD and Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a report of a crash between a pickup truck and a pedestrian around 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the 8500 block of North Lamar Boulevard.

The truck was traveling south in the outside lane of North Lamar Boulevard when it hit Lopez Fajardo in the roadway, according to APD. She died on the scene after ATCEMS attempted life-saving measures. 

The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, per APD. 

This fatal crash is being investigated as Austin's 80th of 2022, resulting in 82 fatalities for the year, APD said. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 88 fatal crashes resulting in 95 fatalities.

No other information on the incident was immediately available. 

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477, or via the Crime Stoppers app.

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