Deceased: Dominique Gaines, Black male, (D.O.B. 10-29-88)
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2010, blue Hyundai was traveling southbound on Northeast Dr. The driver of the vehicle lost control, left the roadway and struck a telephone pole. The passenger, Dominique Gaines, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with life-threatening injuries.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 69th fatal traffic crash and the 74th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 72 fatal traffic crashes and 74 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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