Authorities identify 16-year-old who drowned after Wimberley crash


WIMBERLEY

Authorities identify 16-year-old who drowned after crash

A 16-year-old who died in Wimberley on Sunday after a utility vehicle he was riding in crashed into a retention pond has been identified as Cooper David Potts, according to the Hays County sheriff’s office.

Potts, of Katy, was riding in the passenger seat of a Polaris RZR utility task vehicle near the 10000 block of FM 2325 when the driver lost control of the vehicle around 3:30 p.m.

The vehicle rolled over into a retention pond. Authorities said Potts was wearing his seat belt at the time.

The Travis County medical examiner later determined that Potts drowned, the sheriff’s office said.

— Mark D. Wilson, American-Statesman

SOUTH AUSTIN

Man dies late Sunday after trying to cross road

A man crossing a road in South Austin died shortly after being struck by a vehicle Sunday night, police said.

Officers responded at 10:12 p.m. to the incident in the 4200 block of South Lamar Boulevard, where a man crossing Lamar Boulevard from the Brodie Oaks shopping center ran in front of the vehicle, police said.

The man was not using a crosswalk when he was struck, police said. He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he died soon after, they said.

The victim has yet to be identified.

The driver who hit the man stayed at the scene and police said no charges are expected.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the department’s vehicular homicide unit at 512-974-5576.

— Mary Huber, American-Statesman

NORTH AUSTIN

Police ID 40-year-old killed Sunday in hit-and-run

Police have identified a man killed in a hit-and-run Sunday in North Austin as 40-year-old Michael Anthony Reed-Harper.

Austin police said they were called at 4:21 a.m. to the 12200 block of Dessau Road near Parmer Lane, where Reed-Harper was lying in the road.

Reed-Harper was dead and had trauma consistent with being hit by a vehicle, police said.

The driver did not stay on the scene, officials said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the department’s vehicular homicide unit at 512-974-5576.

— Mary Huber, American-Statesman



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