November a deadly month for pedestrians in Austin area
A man died after he was struck by a pickup truck pulling a trailer on Interstate 35 near Oltorf Street, Tuesday afternoon.
This incident marks the fourth deadly crash involving pedestrians on Interstate 35 in November and the ninth this year.
The incident happened just after 12:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of S. I-35. The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for two hours while police investigated the crash.
Chris Arnold, who is homeless, said he believes the man who died is a homeless friend of his who camped nearby. Arnold did not see the crash, but believes the victim was his friend based on the accounts of others who did.
A police spokesperson said he did not know if the man was homeless, but said it was not just homeless people being hit by cars. “There are a few homeless that have been involved, but there’s also been people that aren’t [in] the homeless community involved.”
As of Tuesday, there have been 73 traffic deaths in Austin this year.
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- Written by Jill Fowler