Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 10:36 p.m.
Location: Pond Springs Road/U.S. 183 North
Deceased: Ginger Mattox | Black female | 6/17/1989
Arrested: Gary Joseph Brauneis | White male | 27 years of age
The preliminary investigation shows that a grey, 2010 Mazda M3i driven by 27-year-old Gary Joseph Brauneis, was traveling northbound on the U.S. 183 service road when it struck the back of a white, 2014 GMC truck sitting at the red light at Pond Springs Road. The impact pushed the truck forward into the intersection while the Mazda continued northbound before driving up on to the sidewalk, striking Ginger Mattox. The M3i ultimately came to a stop when it crashed into a nearby building.
The driver of the GMC truck was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Ginger Mattox was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center where she died shortly thereafter.
Gary Brauneis was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail. He is charged with DWI and intoxication manslaughter.
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 34thfatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 36 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 33 traffic fatalities.
Gary Joseph Brauneis
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.