Man riding scooter killed in early morning accident on Red River
One man is dead following an early morning car accident on Red River Street.
According to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, paramedics responded to an auto versus pedestrian collision on the corner of Red River Street and Luther Lane around 3 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. A male in his forties was found in the roadway and pronounced dead on scene.
The man who was killed was riding a scooter when he was struck by the vehicle.
The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.
The Austin Police Department was able to identify and locate the driver of the vehicle who struck the man on the scooter. She has been identified as 21-year-old Olivia Gruwell
Police officers determined there was an odor of alcohol on the suspect.
Olivia Gruwell has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.
FOX 7 noticed a broken fence with skid marks and dirt tracks nearby, next to Gruwell's home. A crime scene unit was there taking photos of the evidence.
Student at UT Austin Matt Lennon says it's unfortunate what's happened near his neighborhood.
"Yeah it's really quiet, there's no throughway to the highway here it's pretty much the people that live here that come in and out."
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