Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 7:26 p.m.
Location: 9100 block of Research Boulevard SB
Deceased: Austin Boggus, White male, D.O.B. 5/17/1982
The preliminary investigation indicates that the silver, 2016 Ford Escape driven by Austin Boggus was southbound in the 9100 block of Research Blvd. when the vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason. The Escape crossed over into the grassy median where it traveled approximately 340 feet before striking the concrete base of a sign.
Austin Boggus was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died from his injuries on September 18, 2020.
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 62nd fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 67 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 63 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.