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APD investigates fatal hit-and-run at apartment complex

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Austin police are investing a third hit and run death.

It happened at the Ion at East End Apartments in the 1600 block of Wickersham off East Riverside.

APD responded to a check welfare call a little after 2 a.m.

When police arrived they found a 20-year-old woman on the ground unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. A man who was with her and believed to be hit as well was taken to Brackenridge with non-life threatening' injuries.

The hit and run occurred in the parking lot of the complex marked for visitors and near a dumpster. It is not known if the man and woman lived in the apartment complex or if they were visiting.

Hit and runs are happening with such frequency now it has become a major concern for Austin police.

The woman dead on the scene here is the 18th traffic fatality so far this year.

Her identity has not been released pending notification of family members.

In 2012, Austin had a record, 12 people killed in hit and runs.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at 512-974-4724.

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