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2 Killed, 1 Injured in Lakeway Crash

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Two people are dead and one person is injured following a multi-vehicle collision that occurred in Lakeway, Texas Saturday afternoon.

About the Fatal Crash

KVUE reports that Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services responded to a crash at the intersection of South FM 620 and Murfin Road around 3 pm.

The Travis County Sheriff’s office were reportedly in pursuit of a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Nicholas Stearns when Stearns veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Christina Rincon Mendoza.

Both Stearns and Mendoza were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person was airlifted to University Medical Center Brackenridge with critical injuries.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,337 traffic fatalities in 2013.
  • 55.76-percent of those fatalities were linked to crashes that occurred in rural areas of the state, accounting for 1,883 deaths.
  • 767 people were killed in crashes that occurred at or in relation to intersections, and 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013, with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.

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