APD releases preliminary investigation details into Saturday fatality wreck

March 20, 2017 - 1:53 pm

(Austin/KJCE) Austin Police have released the details of their preliminary investigation into a Saturday single-vehicle wreck on Southwest Parkway.

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Investigators say a maroon 2009 Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed in the 4200 block of Southwest Parkway just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver failed to negotiate a right hand curve, drifted off the left side of the roadway into a grass median, and struck a tree.

The 19-year old male driver was transported to South Austin Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation is still preliminary; investigators ask anyone with information to call the Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-8255.

The crash marks Austin's 13th traffic fatality of 2017.


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