Date: February 19, 2021
Time: 8:47 p.m.
Location: 7500 block of S. IH-35 SB
Deceased: Damian Allen Michael Garza, Hispanic male, 5/27/1995
Victoria Nicole Rangel, Hispanic female, born 8/7/1999
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2018, black Ford F-150 crew cab pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 7500 block of IH-35 south bound proper when it collided with the trailer of a 2000, white Freightliner truck. The driver and the passenger of the Ford were both pronounced deceased on scene.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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 18th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 20 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 19 fatal crashes resulting in 20 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.