Location: 5500 Block of N. Capital of Texas Hwy Southbound
Deceased: Brandon Keith Martinez, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 8-20-83)
The preliminary investigation shows that a black 2014 Chevrolet Camaro was stopped in the outside lane at the red light on southbound N. Capital of Texas Highway at Courtyard Drive when Brandon Martinez, driving a white 2013 Cadillac, struck the Camaro from behind. The Cadillac ended up in the inside lane where it was hit on the driver’s side by a southbound white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
Brandon Martinez was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 48th fatal traffic crash and the 50th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 51 fatal traffic crashes and 52 traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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