Lanes reopen on SB I-35 after pedestrian killed in car crash near Cesar Chavez causes closures

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lanes have reopened on I-35 after traffic was diverted due to a deadly crash in downtown Austin.

The Austin Police Department says a person was hit by a vehicle around 4:20 A.M. Sunday morning in the 200 block of SB I-35 near Cesar Chavez.

The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene. Investigators have not said what caused the crash.

Southbound I-35 traffic was diverted onto the frontage road at the 8th Street exit.

This crash is one of four other auto-pedestrian crashes to occur on I-35 in 2019. Back in January, a man was killed on I-35 near Braker Lane and in April another fatality took place near 51st Street. A man was killed crossing the interstate near Well branch in May and one more fatality occurred near Farm to Market Road 1626.

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