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Published on February 23, 2024
Austin Registers 10th Traffic Fatality of 2024 Following Vehicular Collision on Grove BoulevardSource: Google Street View

A pedestrian has succumbed to injuries after a vehicular collision on Grove Boulevard, marking the 10th traffic-related death this year in Austin, police say.

The Austin Police Department reported that the crash occurred around 1:51 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, when a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the 2300 block of Grove Boulevard. The victim was promptly transported to a local hospital but tragically died three days later, on February 18. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. The motorist involved stayed at the scene and is said to be cooperating with the authorities as they delve into the particulars of the case.

In an unfortunate tally, this incident brings the city's traffic fatality count on par with last year's figures—with 10 deaths thus far in 2024 compared to 12 at the same time in 2023. This datum was provided in an official release by the Austin Police Department, suggesting a slight decrease in traffic fatalities year over year.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and APD is treating it as Austin's 10th fatal crash of the year. According to the official statement from the city's government portal, "These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change."

APD's Vehicular Homicide Unit is addressing the case and they are appealing to the public for any additional information. Individuals with knowledge pertinent to the collision can contact the Unit directly, or provide tips anonymously via the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by calling 512-472-8477 or visiting their website at austincrimestoppers.org.