Man found dead by cyclist after northwest Austin hit-and-run identified


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man found dead following a hit-and-run in northwest Austin Monday morning has been identified as 37-year-old Scott Gerald Whiting.

A cyclist found Whiting’s body around 6:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of West Parmer Lane, just south of McNeil Drive.

Whiting was walking southeast on Parmer when he was hit by an unknown vehicle traveling in the same direction.

Austin police say it’s unknown if Whiting was walking in the bicycle lane or the grassy shoulder when he was hit.

Tuesday night, several of Whiting’s friends put up a sign with his name on it on the side of the road, where the hit-and-run happened. They said Whiting lived nearby and walked to work along Parmer every morning for exercise.

Friends say Whiting is originally from San Antonio. They’re pleading for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-8544 or through the Austin PD mobile app.

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