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One dead after four-car crash in South Austin

Two others were hurt in the crash, one with critical, life-threatening injuries.

AUSTIN, Texas — One person is dead and two others are injured after a four-car crash on Saturday morning in South Austin.

The crash happened on West Ben White Boulevard, near South First Street, around 2:30 a.m.

Austin-Travis County EMS said one person was trapped after the crash, according to a 911 call.

One person was declared dead on the scene. Two other people were taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, one with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries and another with critical, life-threatening injuries.

On July 8, police identified the deceased as Jennifer Rosas-Sanchez, 26.

Police said the crash involved a wrong-way driver. A 2004 silver Mercedez-Benz collided with a 2015 Silver Nissan Sentra driven by Rosas-Sanchez.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

This is Austin’s 54th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 56 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 40 fatal crashes resulting in 42 fatalities.

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