Two vehicle crash kills 1 in southeast Austin

April 18, 2019 - 2:52 pm

AUSTIN ( -- Austin Police are investigating a second fatality wreck Thursday, this time in southeast Austin.

Police were called to the 4800 block of South FM 973 around 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning. When officers arrived, they found a two-car crash involving a sedan and a truck. The sedan, which police say was traveling westbound on Pearce Lane, had a green light to turn southbound onto FM 973 when the truck ran a red light and struck the sedan. The driver of the sedan was transported to a nearby hospital where they were later pronounced deceased.

The driver of the truck was cited for running the red light; police say intoxication does not appear to be involved.

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