Woman, baby killed in crash with 18-wheeler identified

TRAVIS COUNTY - A woman and a baby died after their vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler truck on U.S. 290 Nov. 22.

Monday afternoon police identified the deceased as Kendra Gomez, 29, and Serenity Profit, 1.

According to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, they were called out to the 1000 block of east U.S. 290 Service Road westbound at 7:30 p.m.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 tractor truck was traveling eastbound on U.S. 290 on the eastbound service road in the center lane when it began slowing down for a red light at the SH 130 service road intersection. According to police, Gomez's vehicle failed to keep a safe clear distance and hit the trailer in the back.

Both Gomez and Profit were pronounced dead at the scene.

Austin police said they are waiting on toxicology results to determine if intoxication played a factor in the crash.

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