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Austin police searching for woman accused of taking off after deadly crash

Police said she was driving a light-colored SUV with damage on the backside of her vehicle.
Credit: John Gusky
Windows were boarded up at the Austin Police Department headquarters in Downtown Austin on Saturday morning. Photo by KVUE's John Gusky.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is looking for a woman who drove off after a deadly crash near an apartment complex in northwest Austin.

Austin police tweeted about the crash at around 7 a.m. Aug. 26. The crash happened at 7655 FM 620 near the Vandegrift High School. The APD later said a car was attempting to turn left onto FM 620 from the apartment complex when a car traveling northbound hit it.

The driver of the turning car was ejected before being hit by multiple other vehicles. A total of five vehicles were involved, police said. 

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The person who was ejected died on the scene of the crash. The driver who crashed into the deceased person's car was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of one car that hit the deceased drove off, police said. The driver is described as a white, blonde woman who is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Police said she was driving a light-colored SUV with damage on the backside of her vehicle.

The APD does not believe alcohol or cell phone use was a factor in the crash.


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