Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 8:54 a.m.
Location: Ferguson Lane and Cameron Rd.
Deceased: Martina Venancio-Cabrera, Hispanic female, D.O.B. 6/18/81
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2015 Ford F-550 was heading west on Ferguson Ln. when the driver attempted to turn northbound on to Cameron Rd. while at a red light. A pedestrian, identified as Martina Venancio-Cabrera, was walking southbound on the east sidewalk of Cameron Rd. and was attempting to cross Ferguson Ln. in the crosswalk. The F-550 failed to yield right of way and struck her. Martina Venancio-Cabrera was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where she was pronounced deceased at 9:37 a.m.
The driver of the F-550 remained on scene and cooperated. A citation for fail to yield right of way was issued.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 61st fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 66 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 61 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.