Austin Fire Department

Fiery multi-vehicle crash causes I-35 delays downtown

Only one patient with minor injuries, officials say

July 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm

AUSTIN ( -- Traffic on Interstate 35 through the downtown area was snarled late Saturday morning after a crash involving multiple vehicles briefly shut down lanes in both directions.

Austin Fire officials say the wreck happened in the 11 a.m. hour Saturday morning in the southbound lanes of I-35 at Sixth Street. A total of four vehicles and 10 adults were involved, with two vehicles catching fire in the accident.

AFD says one person was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Crews were working to clear the scene and re-open the interstate mainlanes to traffic.

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