News update: Police ID victim of Sunday’s hit-and-run crash on Research Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities have identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Research Boulevard, according to information from the Austin Police Department.

This is an update to a previous news story.

The crash happened at 1:53 a.m. Sunday in the 8000 block of southbound Research Boulevard, near Lamar Boulevard, as 35-year-old Oscar Carreon Valdez was standing outside of his car and inspecting the damage from a previous collision. He was then struck by the driver of a gray Mercedes-Benz who then fled the scene.

Carreon Valdez died at the scene.

Authorities continue to search for the suspect driver and vehicle, which may have a missing passenger-side mirror and damage to its front passenger side. Those with details about the crash are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 512-42-8477 (TIPS).

The crash, which is the city’s fourth fatal collision of the year, remains under investigation.

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