Middle school student dies after being hit by car

An eighth grader who was struck by a driver while trying to cross a busy southeast Austin roadway in February has died from his injuries.

According to police, Daniel Franco-Tovar, a student at KIPP Austin Beacon Prep passed away Wednesday.

Tovar was struck at the intersection of Slaughter and Brandt. The driver stopped and called for help immediately.  

The intersection is at the base of two hills with an apartment complex on one side and a neighborhood on the other. Over the past three months, there have been 11 traffic incidents along this stretch of East Slaughter.

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