According to Austin Police Department, officers are looking for the motorist that hit and killed a pedestrian in late February. The crash occurred on February 27 around 5 in the evening. The motorist was driving a white sedan, possibly a Hyundai. Authorities say the sedan struck 67-year-old Ricardo Alvarado at the intersection of 7th street and Pleasant Valley. Alvarado passed away a week later in the hospital. Police have been unable to locate the driver who fled the scene and is requesting the public’s help in identifying the driver. The vehicle did not have a license plate on the front and may have had paper tags during the time of the collision. The car also has damage on the front right side.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers app. Tips may be made anonymously.
- An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred each year since 2006.
- Nearly 65 percent of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were pedestrians or bicyclists.
- Hit-and-run deaths in the U.S. have increased an average of 7.2 percent each year since 2009.
- Per capita, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Florida have the highest rate of fatal hit-and-run crashes while New Hampshire, Maine, and Minnesota have the lowest rates.
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