Date: March 13, 2020
Time: 2:13 a.m.
Location: 2400 S 1st St.
Deceased: Samuel Adam Williams, White male, D.O.B. 6-18-97
Arrested: Sebastian Michael Dean, White male, 23 years of age
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2017, dark gray Cadillac CTS was traveling southbound in the 2300 block of S. 1st St. at a high rate of speed. The driver ran the red light at the intersection of S. 1st and W. Oltorf St. and then collided with a telephone pole in the 2400 block of S. 1st St. The passenger in the vehicle, Samuel Adam Williams, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital. He passed away on March 23, 2020 at 1:25 a.m.
The driver of the Cadillac, Sebastian Michael Dean, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault. Updated charges of intoxication manslaughter are pending against Dean.
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 21st fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 22 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were ten traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.