Date: May 9, 2021
Time: 3:14 a.m.
Location: 9400 block of Research Blvd.
Deceased: Caleb Hernandez, Hispanic and White male, D.O.B. 6-27-03
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified Caleb Hernandez as the victim in the fatality that occurred in the 9400 block of Research Blvd. on May 9, 2021.
At approximately 3:14 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash where the driver struck a metal highway pole. The driver and three passengers were transported to area hospitals. Caleb Hernandez, a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at 4:24 a.m. at St. David’s Round Rock Hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935, 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 38th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 40 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 32 fatal crashes resulting in 34 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.