One person dead after a two vehicle hit and run wreck

One person is dead following a hit and run crash between two vehicles last night in Northeast Austin. Senior Officer Virginia Higginbotham with APD tells us a a vehicle headed southbound on Springdale ran a red light and hit a car turning from Pecanbrook. Officer Higginbotham says the driver of the victim's vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the car that hit them fled the scene but was caught a short time later. 

She says he faces two charges of failure to stop and render aid, one charge on intoxication manslaughter, and one charge of intoxication assault. The names of the suspect and the victim are not yet being released. A bill is currently before the state legislature to increase the penalty for fleeing the scene of an accident.

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