The preliminary investigation shows that a black, 2004 Infiniti G35 traveling northbound on Harris Branch Parkway collided with a white, 18-wheeler on the westbound 290 frontage road. The crash occurred in an intersection controlled by a traffic light. The unidentified male died at the scene while the driver of the 18-wheeler was transported with non-life threatening injuries.
The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s twenty-sixth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in twenty-seven fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were twenty-eight fatal traffic crashes and thirty 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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