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Two dead after three-car crash on I-35 in Central Austin

A third person injured in the crash was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has identified the two men killed in a crash in Central Austin in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 10.

Charlie Jackson, 38, and David Bearden, 20, were riding in a 2021 Toyota Camry when it veered off the road. Both were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the three-car crash happened just before 4:30 a.m. on the Interstate 35 exit ramp to 53rd Street.

A third passenger injured in the crash was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries.

The driver of their vehicle left the scene, according to a press release from APD. The investigation into the fatal crash is still pending. 

APD is asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at (512) 974-8111 or use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477.


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