AUSTIN — Two people have been arrested after a man died in a three-vehicle collision in downtown Austin early Monday morning.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said they responded to a pin-in collision in the 700 block of East Cesar Chavez at 2:24 a.m.

Police said a 2013 red Volvo 4-door vehicle was traveling southbound in the center lane of the 100 block of N. Interstate 35 frontage road, approaching the Cesar Chavez intersection followed by a black 2016 Hyundai Elantra driven by 27-year-old Kelsi Weatherby. Then, a red 2013 Chrysler 200 4-door vehicle driven by 22-year-old Devin Nethery struck Weatherby's Elantra from behind, causing damage to all three vehicles, police said.

At 3:14 a.m., medics said one person died at the scene, and two people -- later identified by police as Nethery and Weatherby -- were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The man who died was 27-year-old Dean Michael Hood.

Nethery was charged with intoxication manslaughter while Weatherby was charged with a DWI in connection with the crash. Nethery and Weatherby were both transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said Tuesday.

Nethery's booking photo was not immediately available, but police provided the booking photo for Weatherby.


The southbound I-35 Frontage Road near Cesar Chavez street was shut down while police investigated the crash.