Fatal Crashes 2017

 

Travis County Traffic Fatality   – Motorcycle vs Car

Date:             January 28, 2017
Time:              6:07 pm
Location:       West Highway 71 and Serene Hills Drive, near Lakeway
Deceased:     unknown

According to the Texas DPS at 6:07 p.m. on Saturday there was a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of West Highway 71 and Serene Hills Drive, near Lakeway. Authorities discovered a motorcycle had collided with an SUV. The rider of the motorcycle was transported to South Austin Medical Center with CPR in progress but died a short time later.

Police on Monday identified a pedestrian who was killed after running across an exit ramp along the Interstate 35 frontage road on Jan. 11.

A preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 white Chevrolet pickup was traveling northbound on I-35 on the right lane, which turns into the exit ramp for U.S. Highway 290 East. As the car entered the exit ramp, a pedestrian tried to cross it and was hit by the vehicle just before 7 a.m.

The pedestrian was identified as Andrew Chetwood, 23. He initially was rushed to University Medical Center Brackenridge but died of his injuries three days after being hit, on Jan. 14.

Police noted the motorist unable to avoid hitting Chetwood stopped to render aid.

Travis County Traffic Fatality   – Car vs Car (Head-on – Wrong way)

Date:             January 28, 2017
Time:              12:30 a.m.
Location:       5300 block of east State Highway 71, near Wolf Lane
Deceased:     unknown, 30 yoa

A man is dead and several others are injured after a crash early Saturday morning.  It happened at the 5300 block of east State Highway 71, near Wolf Lane, in eastern Travis County just after 12:30 a.m.  According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene. Medics took a man in his 20s to South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious injuries. EMS also transported three children to Dell Medical Children’s Hospital and two other adults were sent to St. David’s Hospital and are expected to be OK.

Travis County Traffic Fatality   – Car vs Car (Head-on)

Date:             January 20, 2017
Time:              7:40 a.m.
Location:       FM 1431 near Lago Vista
Deceased:     Brian M. Young, 50

A man died in a crash Friday morning near Lago Vista,  Department of Public Safety said.  Brian M. Young, 50, died after the crash around 7:40 a.m.  The other driver, who survived the crash, was pulling a trailer with his pickup truck down FM 1431 when Young, who was heading toward him, suddenly veered into his lane.  Young hit the trailer, and a steel rod from the trailer flew into Young’s car, troopers determined.