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22-year-old victim in truck accident identified

AUSTIN, TX – Austin Police have confirmed the identity of a the victim in a fatal truck crash north of downtown Austin Monday.

According to CBS Austin, Eber Misael Castillo Ortiz, 22, was left severely injured after a truck in which he was a passenger collided with a stone mailbox in the 500 block of East Grady Drive. The driver of the truck fled on foot, leaving Ortiz at the scene.

Ortiz was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics began performing life-saving measures on him.

Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver involved in the accident.

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