Deceased: Christian Barrios, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 4-8-98)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2018 Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of IH35. There were 911 calls placed that had APD patrol units in route to the area. Before officers arrived, the calls changed to a head-on crash. A 2008 white Hyundai Elantra hit the Yukon head on.
The driver of the Elantra, Chiristian Barrios, died at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the Yukon were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants of the Yukon were wearing seatbelts.
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 27th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 28 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 22 fatal traffic crashes and 23 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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