On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:23 a.m., Austin Police Officers responded to a crash at the 5700 block of Loyola Ln. The preliminary investigation shows that the occupants of two vehicles became involved in a verbal disturbance in the parking lot of Club Escapade located at 6575 Decker Lane.
The disturbance carried out onto the roadway and quickly escalated. At some point, both vehicles were travelling westbound on Loyola Lane when the suspect vehicle rammed the victim’s vehicle from behind causing him to leave the roadway and strike a pole.
The victim, Efren Gonzalez-Rojas Jr., was subsequently ejected from his vehicle. Austin/Travis County EMS arrived on scene shortly afterwards and transported the victim to the University Medical Center at Brackenridge hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and has not been located.
At this time, the homicide unit needs the public’s assistance in locating the suspect vehicle, which is described as a large white or grey colored pickup truck, possibly a Ford super duty. This truck will possibly have front end damage. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a light skinned Hispanic male.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or CrimeStoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or charges being filed.
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