Date: April 5, 2021
Time: 11:20 a.m.
Location: Ed Bluestein Blvd. and Loyola Ln.
Deceased: Unidentified Hispanic male
At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021, Austin police responded to a two-vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicles, a yellow, 2000 Freightliner semi and a black, 1994 Nissan pickup truck collided in the intersection of Ed Bluestein Blvd. and Loyola Ln.
The unidentified Hispanic male driving the Nissan was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the semi was physically unharmed.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278, 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 23rd fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 25 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 24 fatal crashes resulting in 25 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.