The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005, white Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on FM 973 at the intersection of Pearce Lane when the driver ran a red light and struck the 2001, white Hyundai Elantra that was attempting to turn left on to FM 973 from Pearce Lane. The Chevrolet truck hit the Hyundai on the driver’s side. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to South Austin Hospital where she died a short time later.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 21st fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 22 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 19 fatal traffic crashes and 20 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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