Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Location: 12600 block of N. Mopac Expressway SB
Deceased: Leon Jay Harvey | White male | 09/12/1977
The preliminary investigation shows that Leon Jay Harvey was driving a white, 2015 Toyota Prius in the right lane in the 12600 block of N. Mopac Expressway SB when he attempted to take the exit and struck a barrier. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to re-enter the roadway, putting it in the path of a black, 2013 Ford F150 that collided with the passenger’s side of the Prius.
The driver of the Ford was uninjured and remained on scene. Leon Jay Harvey was pronounced deceased on site. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash. There are no charges expected.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s fourth fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in four fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there was one traffic fatality.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.