Austin police arrest alleged intentional hit-and-run suspect

Austin police arrest a woman for an alleged intentional hit-and-run last week.

Cierra Powell is charged with murder.

The crash happened on June 21 near Oltorf and South Pleasant Valley Road. Officers arrived and found a man with life threatening injuries. They say he succumbed to his injuries and died on the scene.

Based on witness testimony, police say Powell and the victim knew each other. Witnesses were able to identify her but authorities were unable to find her after the crash.

Powell was taken into custody later in the evening of the crash and is now in jail on $150,000 bond.