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JUST IN: Police ID pedestrian who died days after struck by car in East Austin 


A pedestrian who was struck in East Austin earlier this month has been identified by Austin police as 78-year-old Arnold “Otto” French. He died in the hospital two days after the traffic incident.

French was crossing Springdale Road a little after 9 p.m. on June 11 when he was struck by a white Hyundai, which was turning onto Springdale from Bandera Road. 

French was taken to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead on June 13 as a result of his injuries from the crash, police said.

Austin police said French’s death is the city’s 32nd traffic fatality of the year. Last year at this time, police had recorded 31 traffic deaths.

This case is still ongoing and anyone with information about this incident can call the Austin police Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at 512-974-5594.

Tips also can be submitted by downloading Austin police’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android


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