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2 dead after fiery crash involving semitruck in Central Austin

The Austin Police Department had all of southbound I-35 shut down in the area.

AUSTIN, Texas — Two people are dead after fiery crash involving a vehicle and a semitruck in Central Austin on Monday night, Oct. 25.

The incident happened near the 5400 block of N. I-35 southbound, just north of 51st Street, around 8:35 p.m., according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

A black GMC SUV was stopped on the highway when a semi-truck pulling a trailer struck the back of the SUV. Both occupants of the SUV were pronounced dead on scene at 9:18 p.m.

The driver of the truck remained on scene and is cooperating in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

This is Austin's 94th fatal crash of 2021, resulting in 102 fatalities for the year. On this date last year, there were 72 fatal crashes and 77 fatalities.

The Austin Police Department had all of southbound I-35 shut down in the area. Motorists were asked to expect heavy delays and avoid the area.


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