The preliminary investigation shows that a 2018, Kenworth T680 with a 53’ foot box trailer and a 2001, tan, GMC Jimmy were traveling northbound on IH 35. The GMC stopped in the center lane, for unknown reasons, and was rear ended by the Kenworth T680. The GMC then burst into flames, killing both of its occupants.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s first fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in two fatalities. At this time in 2017, there was one fatal traffic crash and one traffic fatality.
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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