Pedestrian hit and killed in downtown Austin

A pedestrian was hit and killed on I-35 in downtown Austin on Thursday, March 15, 2018. 

According to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, first responders were called to northbound I-35 and Riverside Drive for a car accident involving a pedestrian. 

When paramedics arrived on scene, one person was pronounced dead. 

The victim is described as a male in his thirties. 

The Austin Police Department is currently investigating what led to the fatal accident. 

Significant traffic delays are expected on northbound I-35 while APD investigates. Southbound I-35 Frontage Road at Cesar Chavez will also be temporarily shut down due to the traffic fatality. 

Drivers are being asked to find alternate routes. 

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.