AUSTIN - A man died and five other people have been taken to hospitals after a crash in South Austin Wednesday.
Austin-Travis County EMS and Austin police said the three-vehicle crash happened around 12:05 p.m. in the 10200 block of Manchaca, which is just south of Slaughter Lane. APD said their preliminary investigation shows a 2001 Mazda Protege was going southbound on Manchaca and drifted into the northbound lane, striking a 2012 Kia Sportage head on. The Sportage then spun and struck a 2005 Hyundai Sonata that was also traveling northbound.
The driver of the Mazda, identified by police Thursday as Tyler Robinson, 22, died at the scene. The other five people involved in the crash were taken to hospitals by ambulance. EMS said Wednesday that one of those people, a woman believed to be in her 40s, had critical injuries. The other people were expected to be okay.
Police said in their release that toxicology is pending to determine if impairment was a factor in the crash.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at 512-974-5789. This is Austin's 59th fatal crash and 60th fatality of 2016.
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