Austin police identify victims of deadly crash on SH 71

AUSTIN - Austin police have identified the people who were killed in a crash on Texas Highway 71 near Thomas Springs Road Saturday morning.

In a press release Tuesday, the Austin Police Department said that a blue 2016 Mazda 3 was traveling eastbound on West SH 71 when it swerved to the right and struck a Dodge Ram head-on in the inside lane of SH 71. Both drivers -- who were identified as 22-year-old Amanda Ammeter and 59-year-old Aurelio Hernandez-Vasquez -- were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Ammeter was driving the Mazda while Hernandez-Vasquez was driving the Dodge Ram.

A passenger in the Dodge Ram was taken to St. David's South Austin Medical Center with multiple injuries.

APD is still investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 512-974-8255.

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