Date: June 30, 2013
Time: 3:27 a.m.
Location: 6700 East U.S. Hwy. 290
Arrested: Francisco Garcia-Buentello, Hispanic male, D.O.B. 6-28-1985
Deceased: Ricardo Segura, Jr., D.O.B. 5-24-1995
A 2005 Ford F-150 crew cab truck was traveling from Hwy. 183 to Hwy. 290 west bound. Early reports indicated that another vehicle was involved and left the scene; however APD’s preliminary investigations indicate that the Ford F-150 was the only vehicle involved. After the truck entered the freeway, it began to slide. It slid across all lanes of westbound traffic and the median, then struck a light pole, knocking it down. The truck then slid across all lanes of east bound traffic and came to rest on the south curb line. Heavy rain was reported at the time of the crash.
The driver, Francisco Garcia-Buentello, was charged with intoxication manslaughter, a 2nd degree felony.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. This is Austin’s 41st fatal traffic crash and the 42nd traffic fatality of 2013. At this time in 2012, there were 40 traffic fatalities.