AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Police said one person died Friday morning in a crash between a trash truck and a pedestrian at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South Congress Avenue, just south of downtown Austin.
The crash happened in a parking lot in the 300 block of South Congress Avenue, police said.
Police said the driver stayed on the scene of the crash, which occurred around 3:30 a.m. The pedestrian who died hasn’t been identified.
Austin-Travis County EMS said on social media an adult was pronounced dead on the scene, and no other patients were involved.
Police told KXAN one lane of Riverside Drive was closed at Congress due to the crash.
Police are investigating this crash as Austin’s 56th fatal crash of the year, resulting in 59 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 64 fatal crashes had resulted in 65 deaths.
Anyone with information should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You can submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.