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Another victim of apparent hit and run killed in downtown Austin

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APD responded to reports of man found lying on the side of I-35. CriminologyCareers.About.com

Austinites woke up Sunday morning to news of another hit and run in downtown Austin. 

A body was found lying on the northbound side of I-35 near East 11th Street in the early morning hours of August 10. The man, who the Austin Police Department says is in his 30s, was pronounced dead around 2 am.

Though authorities have few answers, the man is believed to be the victim of a hit and run. According to KXAN, police have yet to confirm the make, model or even color of the suspected vehicle. It is unclear why the man was on I-35 or if he was attempting to cross the highway. 

The incident led to snarled traffic in downtown Austin as cars were forced off the highway and onto the feeder road, a scene eerily reminiscent to the death of local blogger Kelly Noel, who was struck and killed while crossing the North I-35 Frontage Road near East 11th Street in April. The highway has since been reopened.

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