Boy dies after being hit by driver in northeast Austin


Editor’s Note: Austin-Travis County EMS previously said the patient was an adult, but have since corrected the information. Austin police also initially said the boy was younger than he was, but on Monday confirmed he is 15. This story has been updated to reflect those changes.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 15-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a car in northeast Austin, police said.

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the crash on East Yager Lane around 10:15 p.m on Saturday. The area is just east of I-35 near Tech Ridge Boulevard.

Austin Police said the car was driving westbound when it hit the teen, who died at the scene.

Austin Police Sergeant Jonathan Ziebell said the area doesn’t have a sidewalk or good lighting.

“It’s an area where pedestrians probably should not be in any case, at any time of day,” he said.

Police are still working to determine why the boy was out walking alone so late.

According to a 2017 report by the city, this part of Yager Lane is among those with the most sections of missing sidewalk.

Police said the driver stayed at the scene after the incident.

Photo: Tim Holcomb/KXAN

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