Deceased: Pinkeshkumar Dineshbhai Patel, Asian male, (D.O.B. 4-28-88)
The preliminary investigation shows that a blue 2009 Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on W. Cesar Chavez St. A black 2015 Ford F150 truck was traveling westbound on W. Cesar Chavez. The Honda Civic lost control in the 1500 block and veered into the path of the Ford F150.
The driver of the Honda Civic, Pinkeshkumar Dineshbhai Patel, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford F150 was trasported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with minor injuries.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8164. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 31st fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in 32 fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were 31 fatal traffic crashes and 33 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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