Date: Friday, July 3, 2020
Time: 5:49 a.m.
Location: 9600 Block of E. U.S. 290 eastbound
Deceased Driver: Travyh Lamont Avery, Black male, D.O.B. 09-16-95
Deceased Passenger: Olivia Sanders, Black female, D.O.B. 09-25-97
On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:49 a.m., a passerby called in regarding a 2007 Honda Pilot that had been involved in a single vehicle crash in the 9600 block of E. U.S. 290 eastbound. The driver of the Pilot appears to have lost control of the vehicle, hitting a guardrail and a concrete pillar. The driver and passenger were pronounced deceased on the scene at 6:05 a.m. A child passenger was air lifted to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6873. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 41st fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 43 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 38 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.