Deceased: Michael Duron Green, Black male (D.O.B. 5-21-78)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2009 Freightliner truck and attached trailer was stopped in traffic in the 2500 block of N IH-35, in the left lane, when a 2001 Toyota Avalon struck the back side of the trailer, at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Toyota Avalon was pronounced deceased at the scene.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s fifty-fourth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in fifty-five fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were forty-nine fatal traffic crashes and fifty-one 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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