APD’s preliminary investigation shows that a white Freightliner was traveling northbound in the 1400 blk Bastrop Hwy when a Tan Chevy Surburban struck it from behind. The Surburban burst into flames and the driver of the Surburban was severely burned. The driver of the Suburban was air lifted to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where he was later pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Freightliner received minor injuries and was later released at the hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5284. This is Austin’s 52nd fatal traffic crash and the 53rd traffic fatality of 2013. At this time in 2012, there were 47 traffic fatalities.