1 dead in Southeast Austin pin-in collision

AUSTIN - The Austin Police Department's Vehicular Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal pin-in collision in southeast Austin Saturday night.

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene on Burleson Road and Felter Lane just after 6:30 p.m. where two vehicles were involved in a head-on crash.

37-year-old Anael Alfredo Contreras Vasquez was killed in the crash. 

APD said their preliminary investigation showed that the collision happened when Vasquez failed to yield the right-of-way to a Honda Accord while he was attempting to turn westbound on Burleson Road. The front of the Honda struck the driver's side of his vehicle.

Vasquez was extricated from his vehicle and transported to South Austin Medical Center where he died from his injuries. 

An investigation into the crash in ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-4424. You can also submit tips with APD's mobile app, which is available for iPhone and Android.

This Austin's 11th fatal traffic crash of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 11 fatal crashes. 

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