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Police identify pedestrian killed in S. Austin crash

Austin Police say 23-year-old Devon Reed Gerald died after being struck by a vehicle when he was trying to cross W. Slaughter Lane last Saturday. (Photo: MGN Online)

Austin Police have identified a man killed in a crash in South Austin last Saturday night.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. at the intersection of W. Slaughter Lane and Southpark Meadows Drive.

Police say a silver Toyota Highlander was traveling eastbound on W. Slaughter Lane toward Southpark Meadows Dr. with a green light.

That's when a pedestrian--identified as 23-year-old Devon Reed Gerald--ran across the street from north to south against the pedestrian traffic light.

Gerald was struck by the Toyota Highlander. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene.

Police say Gerald was transported to South Austin Medical Center, where he later died.

The case is still being investigated at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576.


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