Man killed in hit-and-run on Highway 71

The Austin Police Department has confirmed that a man found dead in the median on Highway 71 is the victim of a hit-and-run. 

Police say it most likely happened between midnight and 7 a.m. The victim is only described as a man in his 40s.

The body was found in the median in the 3100 block of East Highway 71. EMS says that a person was driving by and saw the body and called 9-1-1. 

Officials say no calls were made earlier in the day reporting any type of collision.

 

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