Deceased: Frances Berry, White female (D.O.B. 7-22-30)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2002 white Dodge Dakota was traveling in the middle lane of northbound IH-35 when the driver struck a trailer being towed by a truck tractor.
The passenger in the Dodge Dakota, Frances Berry, was transported to the hospital and died as a result of her injuries on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8164. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 43rd fatal traffic crash and the 45th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 47 fatal traffic crashes and 47 traffic fatalities.
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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