Person hit and killed on I-35, northbound lower deck reopens in central Austin


Editor’s Note: The story was updated Oct. 6 to reflect the name of the crash victim.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A person was hit and killed on Interstate 35 Wednesday morning in central Austin.

Austin police said the driver of a pickup hit the person close to the north end of where I-35 splits to the upper and lower decks near Wilshire Boulevard. Northbound lanes of the lower deck reopened around 7:40 a.m. after crews cleared the crash. It was closed for more than two hours.

The driver stayed at the scene, APD said. The person who was hit was pronounced dead at 5:25 a.m. He was identified Oct. 6 by police as Jesse Robert Brown, 45.

Expect slowdowns as traffic flows onto the lower deck again.

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