The preliminary investigation shows a white 2008 Ford Mustang was traveling northbound on North Lamar Blvd. at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control, left the roadway and struck a stone wall located on the west side of North Lamar Blvd. The driver of the single car crash was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5789. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 1st fatal traffic crash and the 1st fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were no traffic fatalities in Austin.
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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