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Austin police identify person killed in construction zone crash that injured 4 others on MoPac

The incident occurred on the Mopac Expressway just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have identified the person killed injured in a construction zone crash that injured four other people on the MoPac Expressway. 

A vehicle reportedly crashed into the construction zone. The driver of the vehicle was the person who died and the four patients hurt were construction workers.

On Dec. 16, Austin police identified the person killed as Mario Eduardo Martinez-Buenrostro, 27.

Police said Martinez-Buenrostro was driving southbound in the 12200 block of North Mopac Expressway when he lost control. He then veered into the outside lane of traffic and into a construction zone where several workers were struck.

The construction crew was reportedly trying to repair a guardrail at the time of the crash.

Martinez-Buenrostro was pronounced dead on the scene and the four others injured were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information regarding this case, call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android


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