Date: June 2, 2019
Time: 2:48 a.m.
Location: Bundyhill Drive and E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Deceased: Lance Christopher Smith | Black male | 11/27/1983
The preliminary investigation shows that Lance Christopher Smith was driving a blue, 2010 Nissan Altima southbound on Bundyhill when he ran the stop sign at E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and crashed through a guardrail.
Lance Smith was pronounced deceased on scene. An autopsy has been performed. The toxicology results are pending.
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 Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 34th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 35 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 24 fatal traffic crashes and 25 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.