Police identify man hit, killed by a pickup in south Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man died early Saturday morning after a pickup hit him on Menchaca Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in south Austin.

Austin police said the crash happened just after 2:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of Menchaca. Police said the initial investigation found that a Toyota Tacoma was traveling northbound on Menchaca when it hit a pedestrian who was in the roadway.

APD said the pedestrian, identified as 61-year-old Timothy Eller, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the pickup driver stayed at the crash scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.

APD said this was Austin’s 103rd fatal traffic crash of 2021.

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