Man hit, killed walking on US 290 in southwest Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was hit and killed by a vehicle on West US 290 near Scenic Brook Drive and Seton Southwest Hospital.

Austin-Travis County EMS was called to the 8200 block of US 290 at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday. Medics pronounced the man, identified as Dorian Eli Bass, 36, dead at the scene.

A 2016 Honda Civic was driving west when it hit Bass, who was walking eastbound in the westbound traffic lane, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. It is continuing to investigate and has not said if anyone will be charged.

TxDOT says all lanes of US 290 were closed for several hours after the crash.

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