APD’s preliminary investigation shows that a Silver 2003 Ford Taurus was travelling southbound in the 5500 Block of Burnet Rd. at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway. It rolled over and struck a wooden utility pole and a large concrete support sign.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4724. This is Austin’s 34th fatal traffic crash and the 35th traffic fatality of 2013. At this time in 2012, there were 36 traffic fatalities.