Austin police have released the identity of a man who was killed in two-car cash in northeast Austin on June 13.
According to KXAN, 58-year-old Rickey Delton Gonzales was traveling in a 1989 Chevrolet pickup when he collided with a 2015 Audi in the 7200 block of Ed Bluestein Blvd near Delco Activity Center. Police say Gonzalez was traveling in the wrong direction when the crash occurred.
The driver of the Audi and a child in the backseat of the vehicle were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Their conditions were not immediately available.
The Austin police department said this was the 51st fatal traffic crash recorded in Austin this year, and Gonzales’s death was the 53rd death related to those crashes. At this time last year, there were 36 fatal crashes and 38 traffic deaths.
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