News UPDATE: APD IDs victim in fatal I-35 Frontage Road crash
AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Police Department has identified the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash on I-35 N Frontage Road Sunday.
The collision took place after 2:15 a.m. on the 600 blocks. According to CBS Austin, a driver of a blue Kia Forte struck the man, Jorge Luis Sanchez Villalobos, and then hit another vehicle. The suspect did not render aid to Sanchez Villalobos or notify authorities and fled the scene.
FINAL #ATXTrafficFatality 600blk N I35 Svrd NB (02:18) #ATCEMSMedics have obtained a deceased on-scene pronouncement of an adult patient. Avoid the area & expect extended closures & a large public safety presence. No further information is available. pic.twitter.com/li46TwNGs5
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) April 9, 2023
Sanchez Villalobos succumbed to fatal injuries.
Austin Police said the vehicle they are looking for is between a 2016 to 2018 four-door Blue Kia Forte model with heavy front damage.
Anyone with more information about the described vehicle or who can provide more details about Sunday’s hit-and-run crash is advised to contact authorities at the phone number listed in the source.
If you lost a loved one to a hit-and-run collision caused by the actions of another driver, our Austin wrongful death lawyer, Adam Loewy, is here to fight for your right to maximum compensation and hold the other party accountable for their actions. We invite you to contact the Loewy Law Firm at (512) 280-0800 or online for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.