On today’s date (03-01-21), at approximately 8:15pm, the New Braunfels Police Department was called to the 1900 block of I-35 North, between the North Business 35 overpass and the FM 306 overpass, for reports of a person who had been struck by multiple vehicles in the main lanes of traffic.
Officers arrived, confirmed the fatality, and immediately closed off all of northbound I-35 in that area, and redirected northbound traffic to the access road at North Bus. 35.
The NBPD Traffic Unit was called to the scene to conduct a full accident reconstruction investigation. The preliminary results of that investigation indicate that the victim, who was not part of the road construction crew working on that section of I-35, was initially struck by a large-profile vehicle. That collision remains under investigation since the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid.
Justice of the Peace for Pct. 3 Mike Rust pronounced the victim deceased and ordered an autopsy. The identity of the victim has not yet been ascertained and next of kin has not been notified. The victim is described as an adult Hispanic male with dark hair, wearing dark-colored pants, a black long sleeve hoodie, and work boots. Anyone with information on the identity of the victim is asked to call New Braunfels Police at 830-221-4100 (extension 1) to speak with a dispatcher.
Northbound I-35 was reopened at approximately 11pm and the incident remains under investigation by the NBPD Traffic Unit.