AUSTIN - The person who died after crashing into the back of a semi Monday afternoon has been identified by the Austin Police Department.
According to APD, a 2014 purple semi truck was traveling southbound in the 3800 block of Airport Boulevard in the center lane to stop for a red light at the intersection of 38th 1/2 Street at around noon. Deborah Ann Halsell was driving her 2011 white Ford Expedition behind the semi at this time. APD said she "failed to keep assured clear distance and struck" the semi truck from behind.
She was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge where she was pronounced dead at about 1 p.m.
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