Man killed while lying in the road by Texas DPS cruiser

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
1 dead in crash with DPS trooper near State Capitol
It happened overnight just west of the Texas State Capitol building. Here's what we know.

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning in a crash involving a Texas Department of Public Safety state trooper, authorities said.

It happened just west of the State Capitol building around 3:45 a.m.

The trooper was patrolling the area of Colorado Street and was making a turn onto West 13th Street when they ran over the person who was lying in the street, according to DPS officials.

The victim, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene, according to Austin Travis County EMS.

The Texas DPS Capitol Region was investigating, KXAN reported.