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Travis County—Head-on Crash Kills One on Hwy 290

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 4:36 am    

A Tuesday car crash on Highway 290 took the life of one person, according to police.

Austin-Travis County EMS crews responded to a collision on Tara Lane intersection just west of the Y in Oak Hill just before 7:00 a.m. An official from the Department of Public Safety said that an eastbound vehicle, for yet unknown reasons, veered into the westbound traffic and collided with a pickup truck that was carrying a trailer. The pickup truck was already on its side when emergency crews arrived at the scene.

The impact of the collision trapped a man inside his vehicle. He was extracted by local paramedics and rushed to South Austin Medical Center with critical injuries. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead a few moments he was checked in. His identification has not been disclosed.

No other injuries were reported.

Further details on why the vehicle merged into oncoming traffic are yet to be determined. The crash is still under investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and relatives of the deceased.

We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.


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