City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Time: 5:53 p.m.
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Location: 6300 block of W US 290 Highway
Deceased: Unidentified person
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, at approximately 5:53 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a crash between an SUV and a pickup truck in the 6300 block of W US 290 Highway. The SUV driver was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The driver and passenger inside the pickup truck were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The occupants of the pickup truck cooperated with the investigation.
This incident is being investigated as Austin's 20th fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 20 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 17 fatal crashes resulted in 18 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
Anyone with any information should contact APD's Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.