Man arrested in hit-and-run that killed North Austin woman

A 32-year-old driver is in custody after a hit and run accident that killed a 64-year-old woman in the city’s North Austin neighborhood.

Police have not released his name and have not yet filed charges.

Jennie Davis was hit by a car as she crossed the street, near North and Luna, Sunday night.

A witness said the car hit two other vehicles, before it hit Davis.

“He knocked her up in the air, and when she came down he ran her over,” said the witness.  “He paused for a second and then he sped off.”

Police are not confirming reports that the involved car was found abandoned on the 1500 block or North Laramie.

The suspect was caught a few hours after the crash.  Police sources say alcohol and drugs played a factor in the deadly accident.

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