Pedestrian struck and killed, police searching for gray Mercedes-Benz

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AUSTIN, TX – On January 23, 2022, at approximately 1:54 a.m., APD officers responded to the 8000 blk of Research Blvd. SB for an auto and pedestrian crash. The pedestrian was outside of his vehicle inspecting it from a previous crash, when a gray Mercedes-Benz struck the pedestrian. The unknown driver left the scene after striking him. Oscar Carreon Valdez was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Description of vehicle:

  • Gray Mercedes-Benz 
  • Damage to the front of the passenger side
  • Missing passenger side mirror

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

This crash is being investigated as Austin’s 4th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 5 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 4 fatal crashes resulting in 4 fatalities.

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