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Two Dead, One Critical After Texas 71 Collision


Two people are dead and a third person was listed in critical condition following a two-vehicle crash in Austin, Texas, on Texas 71.

About the Texas 71 Crash

KVUE reports the crash occurred early Sunday morning near Thomas Springs Road.

A woman in her 20s and a male in his 40s were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A third victim was transported to South Austin Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,531 traffic-related fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2015. This marked little charge from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015 with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

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