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Pedestrian killed in crash on southbound I-35

The crash happened at around 5:23 a.m. Wednesday and caused traffic delays for several hours.

AUSTIN, Texas — Roads are cleared after hours of delays following a fatal crash on Interstate 35 southbound early Wednesday morning.

The Austin Police Department said a male pedestrian was killed when he was hit by two vehicles around 5:23 a.m. The drivers of both vehicles remained on the scene and are cooperating with the investigation, APD said.

For several hours after, I-35 from Exit 234C to Exit 233 was closed and Cesar Chavez Street was closed in both directions. Traffic was diverting to the frontage road, and drivers were asked to avoid the area. 

As of 8:30 a.m., the crash has been cleared. Traffic is moving smoothly again but still slower than usual.

Anyone with any information on the crash is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.

The crash is being investigated as Austin's 70th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 71 deaths for the year.

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