Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 12:28 p.m.
Location: 8900 block of N Capital of Texas Highway
Deceased: Guadalupe Padilla Palacios | Hispanic male | 11/08/1976
The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a white, 2016 Ford Explorer turned westbound on to N Capital of Texas Highway from Great Hills Trail. She failed to use the dedicated merge lane and moved into the right lane of the roadway, striking the box truck driven by Guadalupe Padilla Palacios. Palacios’ truck was overturned and hit a guard rail.
Guadalupe Padilla Palacios was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on June 9, 2019.
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 Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 36th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 37 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 25 fatal traffic crashes and 26 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.