Deceased: Marissa Renae Rodriguez, White female (D.O.B. 6-9-90)
The preliminary investigation shows that a blue, 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling westbound in the 700 block of West Stassney Lane when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a utility pole. The driver was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died later that morning.
The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s twenty-first fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in twenty-two fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were twenty-five fatal traffic crashes and twenty-six traffic fatalities.
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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