Pedestrian hit, killed by SUV; Portion of E. MLK Jr. Blvd. back open


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A person died after being hit by an SUV Wednesday morning on East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in east Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS personnel said.

Medics with ATCEMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to the scene at 5:48 a.m., and immediately started CPR on the pedestrian. At 6:24 a.m., ATCEMS tweeted the person died from their injuries.

The crash happened on E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Airport Boulevard and E.M. Franklin Avenue.

The portion of the street between Pershing Drive and E.M. Franklin Boulevard was closed as police investigated the crash, but was reopened around 10:40 a.m. The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene, APD says.

  • Pedestrian killed on E MLK Jr. Blvd.

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