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Police identify 2 killed in northeast Austin crash on U.S. 290

Austin police officers responded to the scene just before 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29.

AUSTIN, Texas — Police have identified two people killed in a northeast Austin crash on U.S. 290 on Friday, Jan. 29.

Police said driver and passenger Jay Ochoa, 20, and Juan Sanchez, 19, were killed in the single-car crash in the 9400 block of U.S. 290, near U.S. 183. Austin Police Department officers responded to the scene just before 4 a.m.

The preliminary investigation shows a 2020 Kia Stinger was traveling eastbound in the center lane of traffic and lost control. The car traveled into the outside lane before striking a guardrail and a large cement pillar.

Ochoa and Sanchez were pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with any additional information on the crash is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-6935.

This was Austin's sixth fatal crash of 2021, resulting in seven deaths. At this time in 2020, there were 11 traffic deaths.


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