Deceased: Anthony Alexander Zangara, White male, DOB 10/12/1986
The preliminary investigation shows that a red, Mazda RX-8 was traveling east bound in the 1200 block of West Oltorf Street at a high rate of speed, when it lost control and struck a tree along the south side of the street.
The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Zangara, 32, was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Zangara was pronounced deceased on October 30, 2018 at 5:38 p.m.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 62nd fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in 63 fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were 55 fatal traffic crashes and 57 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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