APD identifies man hit, killed on I-35 April 14 in north Austin

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A person was hit on I-35 in the early morning hours of April 14, 2021. The freeway was shut down for “several hours” as crews investigated and cleared the crash. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have identified a man who died after he was hit by a car April 14 on Interstate 35 near Parmer Lane in north Austin.

The crash happened in the early morning hours of April 14. APD reported at the time several people has called 911 around 4 a.m. to report a man in the middle of the road.

APD says Duston Theron Harrison, 39, was killed after the driver of a green 2002 Chevrolet Suburban hit him in the 12100 block of N. I-35. Harrison was hit in the southbound lanes, police said. The driver of the Suburban stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No charges are expected, according to APD.

This is still an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information can call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424.

This is the 27th deadly traffic crash in Austin this year, and they’ve resulted in 29 deaths. At this time last year, there were 26 deadly crashes with 28 deaths.

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