Date: July 10, 2021
Time: 4:21 a.m.
Location: 5200 block of the N IH 35 Frontage Road
Deceased: Charlie Jackson, Black male, born September 17, 1982
David Bearden, Black male, born September 22, 2000
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified the decedents in the July 10 fatality crash on the N IH 35 frontage road as Charlie Jackson and David Bearden. APD responded to a crash where the driver of a white, 2021 Toyota Camry lost control and veered off the roadway. There were three passengers in the vehicle; two of the passengers, Charlie Jackson and David Bearden, were ejected from the vehicle and both were pronounced dead at the scene. The third passenger was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The driver left the scene of the crash.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 59th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 62 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 43 fatal crashes resulting in 46 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.