Time: 8:33 p.m.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: 6600 block of S IH 35 NB
Deceased: Unidentified person
On Saturday, September 17, 2022, at approximately 8:33 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a single-vehicle crash of a semi-truck in the 6600 block of S IH 35 NB. After hitting a utility pole, the vehicle caught fire. The driver died on the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app.
This crash is being investigated as Austin's 73rd fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 75 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 81 fatal crashes resulting in 87 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.