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Car Crash in South Austin Kills Two Teens, One Seriously Injured

Tina Robinson2 years ago

A single-vehicle crash in South Austin on Friday morning claimed the lives of two teens and left another with serious injuries, according to a report from KXAN NBC.

About the Fatal Car Crash in Austin

  • The accident happened at 11:00 a.m. on May 16 at the intersection of Barton Hills and Foxglen Drive.
  • There were no witnesses to the crash, but authorities believe the car carrying the three teens was traveling south on Barton Hills when the vehicle struck a tree.
  • The impact of the vehicle split the vehicle in half.

An unidentified 18-year-old man and woman were killed in the wreck. A third 18-year-old man, identified as Cliff Kinkade, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries including brain swelling, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung. Kinkade’s father told reporters that he had to be placed in a medically-induced coma.

Neighbors described the road as “problematic” because of a curve that follows a blind hill. Although the speed limit is 30 mph, one person said they frequently see people traveling at speeds well over.

Texas Car Crash Facts

In 2012, one person was killed every 2 hours and 35 minutes in motor vehicle crashes; one person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Between 2011 and 2012, traffic fatalities went from 3,067 deaths to 3,399 deaths representing a 10.82% increase.  Approximately 45.4% of those killed in car crashes were unrestrained at the time of the accident. 

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