Deceased: Jaymes Anthony Torres, Sr. Hispanic male, (D.O.B. 3-21-95)
The preliminary investigation shows that Jaymes Anthony Torres, Sr. was driving a green, 2001 Toyota Avalon westbound in the 5700 block of E. Stassney Ln at approximately 7:39 p.m. on February 1, 2020. The Avalon appears to have lost control for unknown reasons at which time the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a group of trees on the south curb line. Jaymes Anthony Torres, Sr. was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he died on February 4, 2020 at 9:23 a.m. as a result of his injuries.
It is unknown if driver impairment or speeding were factors in the crash. It does not appear that weather or road conditions were factors.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 12th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 12 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were five traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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