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Driver sentenced in fatal Cedar Park street racing crash

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – A driver in a 2018 street racing crash that resulted in the deaths of two children has been sentenced, according to KXAN.
Blake Kirkpatrick, the driver, will be on probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to racing on a highway and causing a fatality. The sentence was originally a 10-year term in prison but was reduced to probation, which, according to the article, will include time to be spent in county jail.
Kirkpatrick will also lose his license for a year as a condition of probation.
The charges are related to an accident that occurred on January 10, 2018, when Kirkpatrick and another man, Hayden Michael Hammer, were street racing. At West Whitestone Boulevard, Hammer crashed into an SUV carrying a mother and her 1-year-old and 8-year-old sons.
The boys died in the accident.
Hammer remained on the scene after the collision, but Kirkpatrick fled the accident and about a day later found by police.
Hammer was sentenced to seven years of prison last September and would serve 10 years of probation at the same time.

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Man arrested after high-speed chase in Williamson County

AUSTIN, TX – A man was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase in Williamson County in a stolen vehicle that ended with a three-vehicle collision.

According to KXAN, the accused is 20-year-old Jermaine Jones, who allegedly stole a 2020 Toyota Corolla with passengers, including a 14-year-old girl, still inside.

Troopers located the vehicle around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 35, headed southbound. The Toyota exited the freeway at Leander Road and then ran a traffic light at Leander and the I-35 service road. Multiple police units then followed in chase.

During the pursuit, the Toyota reached speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour and was forced to “side skid” to avoid colliding with other vehicles.

The chase ultimately ended when the Toyota collided with two cars near the Parmer Lane exit. Jones allegedly then fled across the highway on foot in an attempt to escape the scene but was apprehended by authorities.

He has been taken to Travis County Jail on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and has been released from custody on bond.

It is unknown at this time if anyone was injured during the chase and subsequent collision.

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Two injured in five-vehicle crash on I-35 in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – Two people were injured yesterday in a five-car collision in north Austin that involved a total of five people, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 12100 block of North I-35, in the northbound lanes, at 10:16 p.m.

According to the tweet thread, two victims were pinned inside their vehicle as a result of the major collision. They were later extricated from the wreckage by emergency crews.

One person was declared a trauma alert and was taken to the hospital for the treatment of injuries deemed potentially serious. Another person received minor injuries in the accident. The other three people were not hurt.

The identities of the victims and the cause of the accident have not been made public at this time.

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Man dead following plane accident north of Round Rock

ROUND ROCK, TX – A man died Wednesday afternoon after a plane crash near Interstate 35, north of Round Rock, according to KXAN.

The crash that killed the unidentified victim occurred around 1 p.m., near Farm to Market Road 1431 and about a half-mile west of Interstate 35.

The small plane, a two-engine Cessna, caught fire after it crashed and its smoldering debris was caught on video by a witness.

Authorities shut down westbound lanes of FM 1431 following the crash.

The accident is under investigation at this time by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Nine injured, including 6 children, in FM 812 accident

DALE, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY)– Nine people, including six children, were injured in an accident yesterday southeast of Austin, on Farm to Market Road 812, according to the official Twitter account of Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened around 7:45 p.m. at the 13900 block of FM 812. Currently, the circumstances of the crash and the identities of the victims are unknown.

A teenager was airlifted to Dell Children’s Medical Center with injuries that were serious, although not expected to be life-threatening. One child was transported to the same hospital with potentially serious injuries.

The remaining patients, except for one who refused treatment, were taken to various local hospitals for the treatment of minor injuries.

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Overturned truck shuts down San Antonio freeway

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Officials in San Antonio were forced to shut down the eastbound lanes on Highway 151 after a truck overturned on the highway early Friday morning.

According to Fox San Antonio, the crash occurred between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. along highway 151 near Pinn Road. Officials detoured traffic while the concrete that spilled out of the mixing truck could be cleaned up.

No injures were reported as a result of the accident. The eastbound lanes have since been reopened as of 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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Collision reported near North Austin school

AUSTIN, TX – Emergency Services in North Austin responded to a reported collision in a residential area near McNeil High School Friday afternoon.

According to the Austin-Travis County traffic report page, the accident occurred just before 3:00 p.m. near the intersection of Maverick Way and McNeil Drive.

The school is closed for the summer and no injuries have been reported as a result of the crash. Although, police are advising motorists to avoid McNeil Dr. while the accident is cleared from the roadway.

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Driver injured while doing donuts in San Antonio Parking lot

SAN ANTONIO, TX – One person was injured after attempting to donuts in the parking lot in San Antonio’s South Side early Friday morning.

According to News 4 San Antonio, the incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. when one vehicle collided with another in a lot on Grosvenor Street off of Southwest Military Drive. The area is well known by local racers as a place to attempt tricks and other racing activities.

One driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released. Both vehicles involved sustained serious damage as a result. No word on if any charges are being filed in relation to the incident.

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Two killed, child injured in crash on US-290

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX – Austin-Travis County Emergency Services have reported that two adults were killed and one child was seriously injured after a freeway crash Friday morning.

The incident occurred at the 2900 block of US Highway 290 at Cameron Road around 5:48 a.m. According to KVUE, Two adult victims were pronounced dead upon paramedics’ arrival at the scene. A child was extricated from the vehicle and transported via airlift to Dell Seton Medical center with serious injuries.

Details regarding what caused the crash has not yet been made available. Authorities are advising drivers to avoid US 290 at Cameron Rd. while the crash can be further investigated.

This situation is still developing. We will provide any further information as it is made available by Travis County Officials.

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Injuries reported in Leander crash

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX – Emergency services in Leander have reported injuries resulting from a crash near Long Hollow Creek Thursday night.

According to the Austin-Travis County traffic report page, the accident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Marina Vista Circle and Geronimo Street.

This situation is still developing. No word on how many vehicles were involved or the severity of the injuries sustained has been released as of yet.

We will continue to monitor the story and provide any further details as they are released by Travis County Police.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.