The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016, black Toyota 4Runner was exiting a private driveway at 8000 W. Hwy. 290. Signs are posted for right turn only and the driver of the 4Runner failed to comply and made a left turn. A 2008, gray Ford Mustang was traveling westbound in the inside lane and attempted to avoid the 4Runner but struck its front end. The Mustang continued into eastbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a 2013, maroon Dodge Ram.
The driver of the Mustang was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. 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 2019, resulting in 21 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 19 fatal traffic crashes and 20 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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