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Man killed in crash at Parmer and Dessau after police pursuit identified

One person was killed in the crash on Friday morning.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have identified the man killed in a crash that took place on Friday at Parmer Lane and Dessau Road. The crash stemmed from a police pursuit, according to police.

Austin police first attempted to make a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Avalanche that was involved in the crash. When it failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated. 

Per protocol, a supervisor was monitoring the pursuit and called for its termination. Shortly after, the vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed on Parmer Lane, running a red light at the Dessau intersection. It then struck a Hyundai Elantra at the intersection that was attempting to make a turn. The pickup then struck a metal pole, where it stopped.

Police identified the person killed as Jessie Jay Woosley, 23, who was the driver of the Avalanche. The driver of the Elantra was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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The incident is under investigation. Police are talking to local businesses for security footage.

No other details were immediately available.

Credit: Kendra Nicole
Fatal car crash on Parmer and Dessau.
Credit: Kendra Nicole
Fatal car crash on Parmer and Dessau.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.


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