AUSTIN, Texas — A man and his dog have died after they tried to cross Interstate Highway 35 early Wednesday morning.

Police said 24-year-old Casey Ballard was the man killed in the crash when he tried to cross the I-35.

According to officials, the man tried to cross the interstate at Riverside Drive shortly after 4 a.m. Several cars hit the man and his dog, officials said.

The man and his dog died shortly after the collision. 


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The road was closed for a while, but it has since reopened.

This marks yet another death that resulted from a pedestrian trying to cross the busy interstate. By KVUE's count, this is the 10th time this has happened this year. The Texas Department of Transportation and police have made attempts at trying to stop residents from running across I-35.

The drivers that struck the man remained on scene and no charges are expected to be filed, according to police.

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