Truck hits, kills woman on street


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A 64-year-old woman was killed Thursday night when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing a street in Northeast Austin.

The woman was crossing Cameron Road mid-block near St. Johns Avenue on Friday at 7:36 p.m. when she was struck by a 1999 GM pickup in the southbound right lane.  She was pronounced dead en route to the hospital.

Neither alcohol nor speed seemed to be factors in the incident and the pickup driver remained at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call vehicular homicide unit detectives at (512) 974-4724.

Man killed in hit and run


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

Austin police said Monday that 60- year-old Robert Macklin was killed when a vehicle hit him about 5 p.m. Saturday as he crossed Dessau Road at Rundberg Lane.

Police said Sunday that a Chevrolet pickup was driving north on Dessau when it struck Macklin. But officials said Monday that further investigation has found that a different car hit Macklin first.

Macklin was struck by a car, which stopped but then fled the scene, officials said. The second vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup driven by Israel Hernandez Nieva, struck Macklin as he lay in the road, police said. Hernandez-Nieva, 27, was charged Sunday with driving while intoxicated.

Anyone with information about the in cident is asked to call detectives at 974-4506. It was Austin’s 61st traffic fatality of 2009.

Pedestrian struck, killed by car in Pflugerville


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

Department of Public Safety officials have identified a woman who was struck by a car and killed Tuesday morning in Pflugerville as 63-year-old Mary Rodriguez Valdez.

A DPS dispatcher said Valdez and another person were crossing FM 1825 near Vision Drive about 6 a.m. when she was struck by a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant.

The dispatcher said Valdez and the other pedestrian, who was not injured, were both wearing dark clothing and walking in an unlighted area of the road.

No charges have been filed.

Pedestrian hit by 18-wheeler on RM 620 dies


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

An 18-wheeler struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday morning on RM 620 near Quinlan Park Road.

The identity of the victim, who appeared to be about 30 years old, was not released, Travis County sheriff’s Capt. Art Cardenas said.

Witnesses told investigators they saw the man walking on the side of the road about 8 a.m., and the victim’s car was found parked nearby. It appears the man stepped into the roadway, where he was struck at highway speed by a westbound 18-wheeler, Cardenas said.

The truck driver stopped and notified authorities, he said, and no charges were filed in connection with the incident.

Fort Hood soldier dies in pedestrian accident


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

Robert Walden age 25, a Fort Hood soldier, died Friday night after being struck by a car when he attempted to cross Clear Creek Road at about 10:45 p.m.

He was struck by a Mazda Tribute SUV traveling north in the outside lane and taken to Darnall Army Medical Center.

The driver of the Mazda has not been charged.

Pedestrian killed in North Austin


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

An 83-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car while trying to cross Burnet Road at Richcreek Road. William Boykin, who was using a walker, was crossing Burnet when the light turned green, and he was hit by a Honda Civic, police said. It was dark at the time of the incident and the driver told police that he did not see the man until the crash, police said. No charges are expected to be filed.

SUV kills woman in downtown Austin


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A woman who was jogging on a sidewalk near downtown was killed Friday afternoon when an SUV struck her while backing out of a private driveway, Austin police said.

Witnesses told police that she was jogging in the 200 block of West 15th Street, between Colorado and Lavaca streets.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services took her to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The incident is still under investigation.

Girl in Temple seriously hury by SUV


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A 5-year-old girl suffered life-threatening injuries after she was hit by an SUV Tuesday morning.

Alyson Moreno was taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with injuries to her head, face and upper and lower body, Temple police said.  Moreno was with a group of children crossing East Adams Avenue at North 20th Street at 7 a.m. to get to a bus stop, police said.

Moreno, a student at Garcia Elementary School, was struck by a SUV driven by Veronica Magana, 26, of Rogers, police said.  No other children were hurt in the crash.  No charges were file investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

Driver sought in fatal crash


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

Austin police are still investigating a crash from Tuesday morning in which a pedestrian, Ernest Lee Moss, was killed.

Moss, 63, of Austin was hit by a gray Chevrolet Suburban as he was walking on the sidewalk at 8:21 a.m. on East 51st Street just east of Manor Road near Bruce Spruce Circle, police said.  The Suburban left the road, hit a utility pole’s guide wire, spun sideways and hit Moss who died at the scene.  This was Austin’s 40th traffic fatality of 2009.

The driver, who has not been arrested, fled on foot and faces charges of failure to stop and render aid.

Witnesses are asked to call the police vehiciular homicide unit at (512) 974-4724.