Man killed in accident on Highway 71

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by KVUE

kvue.com

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 4:18 PM

One person is dead after an accident on Southeast Austin.

At 2:30 Sunday afternoon, police were called to a crash at the intersection of Hwy. 71 E and Thornberry Rd.

Investigators say a Chrysler sedan traveling westbound on 71 tried to turn left onto Thornberry when it crashed into the passenger side of an on-coming Chevrolet Suburban.

No one in the Suburban was seriously injured.

The sedan's driver and passenger, 72-year-old Phillip Ontiveros, were taken to University Medical
Center-Brackenridge.

Ontiveros died at the hospital.

Police say neither speed nor alcohol appears to be factors in this crash. They aren't sure if the victim was wearing a seat belt.

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