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Man killed in crash near airport in southeast Austin identified

According to ATCEMS, emergency units began responding to FM 973 at Pearce Lane at around 5:20 a.m. Sunday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have identified the man killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday morning at FM 973 at Pearce Lane, near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS), emergency units began responding at around 5:20 a.m. Sunday, March 29. At 5:40 a.m., ATCEMS medics received a "deceased on scene" pronouncement of one patient.

Police said on Tuesday the driver of a Dodge Ram was traveling southbound in the 5200 block of South FM 973 when he crossed the center lane for an unknown reason and struck an oncoming Ford F150. The driver of the Ford F150, Harrison Thomas Beard Jr., 55, died on the scene.

Police said the driver of the Dodge Ram remained on scene and was transported to St. David's South Austin with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation and cannot confirm at this time whether or not the driver of the Dodge truck has been charged.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.


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