• October 11, 2018

Jonathan Deleon Killed in Austin, TX, Hit-and-run Accident

Austin, TX -- October 10, 2018, Jonathan Deleon was killed after an accident where a vehicle struck him and then fled the scene.

Officials with the Austin Police Department reported that the accident happened at around 2:00 a.m. off the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Street and Lynn Street.

In their reports, police officials stated that 29-year-old Deleon was standing outside of his vehicle which was parked along Cesar Chavez. As he did so, a white van or SUV collided into him. That vehicle then drove away from the scene.

Deleon sustained critical injuries for which EMS transported him to a local hospital. He later died there. It appears no one else was injured.

At this time, police continue to investigate the accident.

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Commentary

Any hit-and-run accident is worth as thorough an investigation as possible to try and find the driver involved. This accident is particularly concerning, however, because that stretch of road is lined with all kinds of restaurants and bars. I can't help but wonder, did the driver flee because they were drunk and didn't want police to find out? It's a fact pattern that is all too familiar on our roads and as challenging as it may be, it's best to keep these reports in the public eye. At some point, someone may come forward with crucial information so the police can find this driver and get this man's loved ones the justice they deserve.

--Grossman Law Offices

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