Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 5:11 p.m.
Location: 3400 block of W. Slaughter Lane
Deceased: Samuel Stephens, White male, 12/17/1962
The preliminary investigation shows that Samuel Stephens was stopped on his bicycle on the south curb line in the 3400 block of W. Slaughter Lane. He collided with the right rear quarter panel of a grey, 2017 Chevrolet Cruze as he attempted to cross over to the north curb line.
Mr. Stephens was transported by Austin-Travis County EMS to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries on February 6, 2021.
The driver of the Chevrolet remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. There are no charges expected.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 13th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 14 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.