Student dies after falling under Capital Metro bus

Sarah White

A Capital Metro bus ran over and a student over the weekend near University Estates apartments.

The accident happened at the 1300 block of Crossing Place at approximately 2 a.m. Friday, Austin Police Department Sgt. David Daniels said. According to police, witnesses saw Andrew Ching-Nien Wang, 22, intoxicated and struggling to exit the bus when he lost his balance and fell under the back wheels of the bus as it departed. An advertising senior, Wang was from Katy, Texas. The bus had picked up him and a friend from downtown earlier that night. He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge and pronounced dead soon after he arrived. A representative of Capital Metro could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

Austin Police Department officials have requested that anyone who observed the accident or has more information contact APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-8212.