Man and dog hit, killed by multiple vehicles crossing I-35 in south Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — All northbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been reopened around after police say a man and his dog were hit by multiple vehicles and killed when they tried to cross the interstate near Riverside Drive.

According to Austin Police, drivers called 911 around 1:30 a.m. to report seeing a man walking on the main lanes of I-35. Shortly afterward, the man was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His dog was also killed.

Police say all drivers involved stayed at the scene. Police say there was no foul play and they don’t expect any charges to be filed.

Austin Police said the highway was closed while the Medical Examiner finished investigating. During the closure, all northbound drivers were diverted to take the Riverside Drive exit and roads were closed for several hours.

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