Woman found dead after crash; police searching for driver

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August 16, 2019 - 10:15 am

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Police are investigating after a woman was found dead following a crash on the city's southeast side Friday morning.

The crash was reported in the 3500 block of Montopolis Drive in the 5 a.m. hour Friday. Police say a red 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving northbound on Montopolis towards Highway 71 at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and hit a tree. The vehicle came to rest against a building belonging to the Lower Colorado River Authority.

When police arrived, they found a female passenger dead inside the vehicle. The driver and other passengers ran away from the scene.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call Austin Police at (512) 974-5576.

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