Date: February 1, 2021
Time: 2:10 a.m.
Location: 7200 block of E. Ben White Blvd WB
Deceased: White male – release of identity pending next of kin notification
The preliminary investigation shows a grey, 2009 Infinity EX35 was traveling westbound in the 7200 block of E. Ben White Boulevard when the driver left the roadway for an unknown reason and slammed into an 18 wheeler that was stopped on the shoulder. The semi’s trailer caught on fire as did the Infinity.
The driver of the Infinity was pronounced deceased on scene. The truck driver was not injured.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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 10th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 11 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 12 fatal crashes resulting in 12 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.