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Victim identified in fatal I-35 crash

AUSTIN, TX – Officials with the Austin Police Department have identified the teen killed in a single-vehicle collision along Interstate 35 north of downtown on Tuesday, July 28th.

According to the Austin American Statesman, Alejandro Huerta Hernandez, 17, was killed after colliding with a concrete barrier within the 10500 block of the I-35 service road northbound shortly before midnight.

Officers responded last Tuesday at 11:50 p.m. to the 10500 block of the highway’s northbound service road, just south of Braker Lane, for a crash involving one vehicle.

Upon their arrival on the scene, officials pulled Hernandez from the vehicle and began to attempt life-saving measures. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful and Hernandez died at the scene shortly before 1:00 a.m.

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Firefighter injured in Ridgewood Village house fire

AUSTIN, TX – A firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze on East Canyon Circle in the Ridgewood neighborhood this morning, according to the Twitter account of the Austin Fire Department.

The accident was reported by AFD this morning at 6:18 a.m. at 100 East Canyon Circle.

The fire began reportedly because of a propane barbecue left unattended with damage done mostly to the exterior of the house, and minor fire and smoke damage to the interior of the structure.

A firefighter received a minor injury to his hand in the blaze.

The fire has been ruled accidental.

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One dead, one in critical condition after Archeleta Blvd crash

AUSTIN, TX – One person is dead and another has been airlifted to the hospital in grave condition following an accident in southwest Austin, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 11900 block of Archeleta Boulevard at 7:53 p.m., according to ATCEMS. One person was trapped in the wreckage for a short time before being extricated by emergency crews. Another victim in the crash was ejected from the vehicle.

One of the victims died at the scene of the accident. Their identity has not been made public.

The other victim was airlifted to Dell Seton for the treatment of critical, life-threatening injuries.

ATCEMS warned motorists to avoid the area and expect traffic delays due to road closures from the crash.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident at this time.

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One dead in apartment drowning near UT campus

AUSTIN, TX – A person died late last night in an apartment pool drowning near the University of Texas campus, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of Cole Street. An adult who has yet to be publicly identified was found lying unconscious in the pool of an apartment complex.

Despite resuscitative efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The cause of death has been named as an apparent drowning.

There was no further information immediately available.

 

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Man airlifted to hospital after Lake Travis jet ski accident

BRIARCLIFF, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY) – A man was airlifted to the hospital last night after a jet ski accident on Lake Travis, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened just after 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Sleat Drive in Briarcliff.

The patient was declared a trauma alert and taken to Dell Seton Medical Center by medical helicopter with serious injuries.

According to the Tweet, the patient may have been pulled from the lake by witnesses at the scene.

ATCEMS reminded people visiting the lake this summer of swimming and boating safety tips including the need to wear a life jacket, boat at a responsible speed, and be aware of their surroundings and of others in the water.

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One critically injured after being trapped in vehicle in S Austin collision

AUSTIN, TX – One person was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident this morning on Menchaca Road, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 9300 block of Menchaca at 9:26 a.m. when two vehicles collided and pinned one person within the wreckage.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified by ATCEMS, was extracted by emergency teams and declared a trauma alert. The victim was taken to the hospital for the treatment of critical, life-threatening injuries.

The circumstances of the crash were not immediately made available.

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Two firefighters injured in NW Austin car and office fire

Photo Credit: KVUE

AUSTIN, TX – A vehicle fire that spread to an office building in northwest Austin this afternoon led to two firefighters being injured.

KVUE reports that the incident happened around 1 p.m. at Austin Direct Auto Sales, located at 13038 North U.S. Highway 183 Service Road.

The structure of the used car office was not stable enough for firefighters to fight the blaze from within, according to reports. It was put under control around 5:30 p.m.

Two firefighters were affected by heat-related injuries while fighting the flames.

The office building was completely destroyed in the blaze, which also damaged four automobiles.

The fire has been ruled an accident.

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One dead, six injured after car vs. van crash in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – A man died and a family of six was injured last night in a crash in New Braunfels, according to KXAN.

The accident happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 600 block of North Business Interstate 35.

A Ford Focus driven by San Antonio man Michael Maraist, 26, was traveling at a high speed on the I-35 access road when he missed a turn. The Ford then traveled off the road and through a median before coming into the pathway of oncoming traffic. It crashed into a Ford Transit 350 van that included a family of six among its occupants.

Maraist died as a result of the crash, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The family of six—made up of four children and two adults—were taken to a local hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

The incident is under investigation at this 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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23-year-old victim of June 21 crash ID’ed

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities have released the identity of a man who was killed in a June 21 car crash on Jamestown Drive, according to a report by KXAN.

This is an update to a previous story.

The victim is 23-year-old Marcos Calderon, who died Sunday while riding as a passenger inside a green 2002 Chevrolet.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near the intersection of Jamestown Drive and the Research Boulevard service road, in the 8100 block of Jamestown Drive.

The Chevrolet collided with a silver 1998 Honda after the Honda crossed into the middle lane and into the other vehicle’s path. After the collision, the Chevrolet then hit a bridge support, killing Calderon and injuring three others in the vehicle. The three were sent to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

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