Man killed after crashing into utility pole

One person was killed when a vehicle crashed into a utility pole on north U.S. Highway 183 northbound service road near Pecan Park Blvd. early Sunday morning, according to Austin police.

APD said the crash happened around 2:22 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Spencer Bernard Johnson II, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police believe Johnson drove through the intersection of Pecan Park Boulevard and crashed into the steel utility pole at the northwest corner of the intersection. 

This was Austin's 42nd fatal traffic crash and 44th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 47 fatal traffic crashes and 47 traffic fatalities. 

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-8255. You can also submit tips with APD's mobile app on iPhone and Android

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