Pedestrian hit, killed on Interstate 35 Friday morning


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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 in north Austin Friday morning after a person was killed after being hit by a vehicle.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. close to Walnut Creek between Braker and Yager Lanes.

According to a Wednesday update from the Austin Police Department, the driver of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound in the center lane when a man thought to be in his mid-20s tried to cross the interstate and was hit.

Austin police officers, firefighters and Austin-Travis County EMS tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:53 a.m., APD says.

According to police, the driver stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators. The update says it doesn’t appear the driver was impaired or that speed or weather conditions played a factor in the accident.

No charges are expected against the driver, APD says, and the victim was not identified.

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