News update: Police ID pedestrian fatally struck by 18-wheeler on June 2

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities have released the identity of the pedestrian who was fatally struck by an 18-wheeler on I-35 earlier this month.

This is an update to a previous news story.

According to the Austin Police Department, 61-year-old Karen Everlena Barnes was hit by an 18-wheeler in the 4900 block of I-35 N at about 3:22 a.m. on June 2.

Barnes died at the scene.

The truck driver remained at the scene after the crash and is reportedly cooperating with authorities. Their investigation continues at this time.

Accidents involving trucks or other commercial vehicles are often more difficult and painful than those involving smaller passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crash in the area, make sure you contact an Austin truck accident lawyer to help you get justice. You do not have to suffer in silence. Call the Loewy Law Firm today at 512-280-0800 for your free consultation.