I-35 northbound reopened near Braker Lane after vehicle kills pedestrian


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in north Austin were closed for hours overnight Wednesday after a vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian on the highway.

According to Austin Travis County EMS, paramedics, fire crews and police were called to the interstate around 1:40 a.m.

Paramedics pronounced a man in his 30s dead at the scene of the crash. The Medical Examiner arrived on the scene just after 3 a.m. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Emergency crews detoured traffic onto the frontage road at Braker Lane. As of 5:15 a.m., all lanes were reopened and traffic was moving as normal ahead of rush hour traffic.

This is a breaking news story. KXAN has crews at the scene and will provide live updates on KXAN News Today from 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.

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