Date: April 24, 2021
Time: 1:54 a.m.
Location: 4900 block of N. IH-35 NB
Deceased: Alexis Enrique Aguirre Torres, Hispanic male, 2/23/1999
Arrested: Jessica Nicole Vasquez, Hispanic female, 23 years of age
APD has identified 22-year-old Alexis Enrique Aguirre Torres as the decedent in a four-vehicle crash that occurred on April 24, 2021 in the 4900 block of N. IH-35 NB.
The preliminary investigation shows that a white, 2021 Kia Forte collided with a green, 2009 Toyota Corolla, a silver, 2007 Acura TL and a red, 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The driver of the Kia and all four passengers inside were transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with injuries. One of those passengers, Alexis Enrique Aguirre Torres, was pronounced deceased at 2:40 a.m.
The initial reports stating the Kia was driving the wrong direction and that several individuals involved in the crash had been ejected were inaccurate.
The driver in the Toyota Corolla, Jessica Nicole Vasquez, was arrested on scene for DWI.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 33rd fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 35 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 29 fatal crashes resulting in 31 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
Jessica Nicole Vasquez, 23