Deceased: Anderson Palma-Rodriguez, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 7-19-99)
Brianna Moreno, Hispanic female (D.O.B. 9-7-98)
The preliminary investigation shows that Palma-Rodriguez was driving a black, 4-foor Honda and racing another vehicle. He was driving westbound on E. Riverside Dr. at a high rate of speed when he lost control, striking a billboard post. The vehicle then caught fire.
Anderson Palma-Rodriguez and his female passenger, Brianna Moreno, died at the scene.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 60th fatal traffic crash and the 63rd fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 62 fatal traffic crashes and 63 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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