Date: October 4, 2020
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Location: 13500 block S. IH 35 service road southbound
Deceased: Kenneth Harlan Bee, Black male, D.O.B. 7-28-61
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2001, white Toyota Avalon was traveling southbound in the 13500 block of S. IH 35. The driver took Exit 221 onto the service road and then attempted to make a movement into the right lane that was occupied by another vehicle. The driver of the Toyota appears to have overcorrected to avoid a collision and lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking a tree. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased at the scene at 5:56 p.m.
The other vehicle never collided with the Toyota but that driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 64th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 69 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 66 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.