Nelson Anderson Killed in Skateboard Hit-and-Run Accident at Hwy 71 in Austin, TX

January 14, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Nelson Anderson
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Highway 71, Austin, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Unknown vehicle
Hwy 71
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Skateboarder was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene

What Happened

Austin Police are investigating a collision that killed a man at Hwy 71 in Austin, TX on December 14th, 2022. Officials say the incident happened around 2:02 a.m. According to investigators,  20-year-old Nelson Anderson was traveling via skateboard as an unknown vehicle approached. The vehicle is said to have traveled over a curb and struck Anderson as he traveled on the sidewalk. Anderson was thrown from the skateboard and suffered fatal injuries after striking his head on the road. The vehicle involved fled the scene and police are currently searching the the driver involved.

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