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Williamson County collision kills one

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX – Emergency services in Williamson County responded to a fatal collision along Interstate 35 Monday night.

The crash happened within the 12200 block of the I-35 frontage road southbound at approximately 5:00 p.m., according to KXAN.

Fire and EMS officials arrived on the scene to find one victim had died as a result of the crash. No reports of any other injuries have been released as of Tuesday night.

The circumstances that led up to the deadly collision are still under investigation.

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 an accident, call the Williamson County car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


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.

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 car accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.