A preliminary investigation concluded that Maribel Enriquez, 17, was driving a Ford Mustang, when the car’s worn rear tires lost traction, causing Enriquez to lose control of her vehicle. The Mustang slid across multiple lanes of traffic before slamming into a Mercedes-Benz.
Enriquez was transported to St. David’s Medical Center where she later died. Her brother, Jose Ornelas, 31, was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.
Two occupants of the Mercedes, a husband and wife, were also killed in the collision. They have been identified as Preben Hammer, 71, and Alice Hammer, 68. Susan Stein, a passenger in the Mercedes-Benz was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical injuries. The fourth occupant of the Mercedes-Benz was not transported to the hospital.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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