Crash alert: Police identify pedestrian killed in Austin hit-and-run crash

AUSTIN, TX – A man who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Austin last month has been identified by police, KXAN reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

The Austin Police Department asid the pedestrian killed was 62-year-old Calvin Ray Dukes.  Investigators said Dukes was experiencing homelessness and was pushing a shopping cart across State Highway 45 April 20 when he was struck by a vehicle shortly before 2:30 a.m.  Dukes was declared dead at the scene.

The driver fled on foot following the incident, police said. The vehicle involved is believed to have been a gray 2010 Lexus.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact vehicular homicide detectives at the Austin Police Department.

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