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Two dead in an Austin crash and now residents say the area is accident-prone

Two died in a crash and now residents are calling for change to the intersection of Colfax and North Imperial Drive.

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Two people died and multiple others were injured in an East Austin crash Sunday night, Austin-Travis County EMS reported.

According to Robbie Barrera with the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 24-year-old male driving a Dodge Ram was arrested at the scene. We are not releasing his name at this time because DPS has not released why he was arrested.

Barrera said 40-year-old Jose Aurelio Cabrieles and 15-year-old Jose Aurelio Cabrieles Montoya were pronounced dead at the scene.

Barerra confirms the 24-year-old was driving east on Colfax Drive when he struck Cabrieles' Honda Accord.

ATCEMS said there were a total of six patients from the crash: the two males who died, two females in their 20s, one female child and one more person who refused treatment. The adult females were taken to Dell Seton with potentially serious injuries and the female child was taken to Dell Children's with potentially serious injuries, EMS said. 

ATCEMS said the crash was first reported at 9:05 p.m. in the area of Colfax Drive and North Imperial Drive.

People who live in the area say wrecks happen in or near this intersection often. 

John Ramirez's family has lived on North Imperial Drive for 10 years and have had two vehicles almost crash into their home within the last year.

"One hit the fence and the other hit right here," said Ramirez. "Honestly, we need some more speed bumps and signs coming through here, some lights ... It is completely dark when people are coming out here speeding.”  

On Monday, people showed their respects and placed flowers where the accident happened. 

A verified GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to support the family.


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