Man dead in Central Austin crash with garbage truck

AUSTIN - A man died in a Central Austin crash early Wednesday morning, Austin-Travis County EMS said.

EMS said a man believed to be in his 20s died in the crash near West Koenig Lane and Woodrow Avenue. The crash happened around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, EMS added. The driver was identified Thursday as Spencer Monroe, 21. 

Police said Monroe was driving eastbound on Koenig and struck a garbage truck that was backing onto the road. The garbage truck involved was not owned by the city, and police believe speed was a factor in the crash. Koenig was closed for around 3 hours while crews investigated the crash.

This is Austin's 58th fatal crash and 59th fatality of 2016.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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