Man killed in MoPac crash identified

AUSTIN - Police have identified the man who died in a crash near MoPac and SH 71 early Saturday morning.

Austin police said Zachary Schmidt, 33, died in the crash. APD said their preliminary investigation shows Schmidt was traveling northbound along the 5700 block of South MoPac around 3:20 a.m. Saturday when his Acura struck a light pole near the exit ramp to SH 71 East. APD said Schmidt was traveling at a high rate of speed and died at the scene.

Police added toxicology is pending to determine whether intoxication was a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Austin police at 512-974-4424. This is Austin’s 55th fatal crash and 56th fatality on Austin roads in 2016.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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