Deceased: Nicholas Joseph Young, White male (D.O.B. 9-6-97)
The preliminary investigation shows that a maroon 2009 Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound in the 4200 block of Southwest Parkway at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to negotiate a right hand curve, drifted off the left side of the roadway, into a grass median and struck a tree. The driver was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8255. 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 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 13 fatal traffic crashes.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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