Two Work Crew Members Struck, Killed on I-35 in Austin
Police in Austin are investigating a fatal crash that left two workers dead Friday morning.
Details of the Fatal Austin Crash
CBS Austin reports the crash occurred around 9:29 pm at 4911 South I-35 Service Road in the northbound lanes. Police responded after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting the crash.
A preliminary investigation suggests the driver of a 2015 Porsche left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck to crew members working on the side of the road. Both victims were men in their 30s. They were installing road signs off the street.
The driver of the Porsche had to be extricated from the vehicle and was declared a “trauma alert.” He was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police suspect speed to be a factor in the crash. It is unclear if charges will be filed.
Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
- There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
- There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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