Pedestrian dies after being hit on southbound I-35 near Parmer Lane


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A pedestrian died late Sunday night after being hit by a car on the main lanes of southbound Interstate 35 near Parmer Lane.

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to 12200 North I-35 southbound just after 11 p.m.

Austin police confirmed witnesses said someone was walking on the interstate before they were hit.

In a Tuesday update, the Austin Police Department says a white Toyota was going southbound when a pedestrian walked into the lane the Toyota was in. The Toyota couldn’t stop before hitting the person.

The person wasn’t identified in APD’s latest update.

The interstate’s main lanes were shut down for several hours as law enforcement investigated. The driver did stay on the scene, according to APD.

ATCEMS says it responded to an additional crash in the traffic pileup near the scene of the fatality. Anyone with information about this crash can call the Highway Investigation Tip Line at (512) 974-8111.

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