Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 4:54 a.m.
Location: 7800 FM 969
Deceased: Calvin Charles Bench, White male (D.O.B. 1-17-84)
Arrested: Anthony Michael DeLeon, Hispanic male, 28 years of age
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2005, red Honda Accord was exiting a private drive in the 7800 block of FM 969 and attempting to turn westbound onto FM 969. A 2020, silver Chevrolet Equinox was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of FM 969 and struck the driver’s side with its front.
The driver of the Honda, Calvin Charles Bench, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet was arrested for DWI. Although he was arrested for DWI, his intoxication was not a contributing factor in the crash.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 20th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 21 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were nine traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.