Pedestrian Dead in North Austin Hit-and-Run

On Sunday, October 22, 2023, at approximately 5:03 a.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a crash between a vehicle and an unidentified pedestrian in the 700 block of East Braker Lane. The unknown pedestrian died at the scene. However, upon arrival, the officers were unable to find the vehicle involved in the incident.

This incident is being investigated as Austin’s 74th fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 77 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 89 fatal crashes resulted in 92 deaths.

These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Anyone with any information should contact APD’s Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.