According to U.S. News, the fatal crash occurred just before 9:30 am Saturday at an intersection on the Interstate 35 frontage road, roughly 18 miles south of Austin. Police say a pickup truck driven by Macario M. Hernandez, 61, slammed into a car carrying five passengers.
Two of the cars occupants, girls ages 16 and 18, were killed instantly. Authorities say both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Three other occupants of the car were transported to the hospital.
Hernandez fled the scene on foot, but was found and arrested soon after. He has been jailed on bonds totaling $250,000.
The accident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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