Austin, TX (6/29/2020) – A man is now dead after a North Austin collision that occurred on Monday.
The incident occurred just before 7:30 p.m. along East Grady Drive when a white Chevrolet Silverado truck was involved in a single-vehicle collision. The Silverado had been traveling northbound along Brownie Drive when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and collided against a stone mailbox and chain link fence on a property along East Grady Drive. Police found a badly injured passenger inside.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene after efforts were made to save the badly injured person. The passenger was identified as 22-year-old Eber Misael Castillo Ortiz.
The driver fled the scene.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Texas
Committing a hit-and-run is a serious criminal charge in Texas, particularly when a person leaves the scene of an accident that involves a serious injury, death, or significant property damage. Regardless if there is property or bodily injury involved, it is the duty of all Texas drivers to stop to give information or stop to render aid when they are involved in an accident. Penalties for leaving the scene of an accident range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the damage or injury the driver causes.
If your hit-and-run accident involves any of these complications or you are having a tough time being compensated for your damage or injuries, it is better to call legal experts who can help you explore all of your legal and investigative options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
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