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Police looking for driver who hit, killed teen stuck on I-35 after crash

The crash happened just before midnight on Saturday, Nov. 20.

AUSTIN, Texas — Police have identified an 18-year-old who died in a hit-and-run on Interstate 35 on Nov. 20.

The Austin Police Department said in a release Nov. 23 that John Herrera Boanerge, 18, was in the car of a Honda when it crashed in the 12300 block of I-35. Boanerge and the other person in the Honda got out of the car.

Then, an "unknown vehicle" traveling southbound on the highway hit Boanerge. The driver of that car, as well as the driver of the Honda, took off after he was hit and before police officers arrived at 11:44 p.m.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. Tipsters can anonymously submit tips.

This is Austin's 100th deadly crash of 2021. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 77 fatal crashes.


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