Location: 183 service road westbound and Payton Gin Rd.
Deceased: Barkat Umatia, Other male, (D.O.B. 6-1-64)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2004 Honda sedan was traveling northbound on Payton Gin Rd. from a stop. A 2006 Mercedes sedan was traveling westbound on the service road of 183. The Mercedes and the Honda crashed in the intersection. The Honda was damaged on the right side and the Mercedes was damaged on the front end. The driver of the Honda was pronounced deceased at the scene at 8:50 p.m.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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 seventy-first fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in seventy-three fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were sixty-seven fatal traffic crashes and seventy-two 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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