A YOUNG Irishman who died after being knocked down on a busy road in Texas on Friday has been named.
David O’Beirne, 24, from Dublin, was pronounced dead on Interstate Highway 35 in Austin shortly after 5.30am on Friday morning, local time.
Mr O’Beirne, who is thought to have been on holiday with friends at the time, died after being hit by at least two vehicles on the dual carriageway.
Local police say they were alerted to the incident after a semi-truck driver called 911 saying he had struck a man crossing the road.
Another driver called emergency services shortly thereafter saying his vehicle had also collided with the man.
Both motorists stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators, while local media report that neither man will be charged.
Officer Vino Cadenas of the Austin Police Department urged any pedestrians who "take their chances" on Interstate Highway 35 to cross elsewhere.
He said: "We’d like to remind the public to please utilize the intersections if you’re going to cross.
"There was an intersection, I believe, a few blocks north of where this happened."
The busy dual carriageway was closed on Friday morning while cops carried out a forensic examination of the scene.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance to Mr O'Beirne's family.