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Austin Crash Leaves One Man Dead

A fatal two-vehicle collision in southeast Austin left one man dead early Monday morning.

Authorities Working to Determine Which Vehicle Caused the Accident

According to KXAN, the crash occurred along the westbound service road of State Highway 71 at the Farm to Market 973 intersection.

Austin-Travis County EMS confirmed that a man believed to be in his 60s was killed in the collision and another person involved was evaluated. The condition of the second individual was not immediately available.

Early reports suggest that one of the vehicles involved ran a red light. Witnesses did not stay scene to relay information to the police.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  •  3,773 traffic fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2016, marking a 5.45-percent increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • Of the deaths recorded in 2016, 1,942 occurred in rural areas of the state. 814 deaths were associated with crashes that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • An additional 265,076 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2016.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2016, TxDOT estimates that:
    • One person was killed in a traffic crash in Texas every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.


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