Sunday, October 2, 2016

Speeding and/or drunk driver killed in a fiery crash after he smashes his car into a tree in East Austin, Texas

Driver killed in North Austin fiery crash

KXAN News Published: October 2, 2016, 2:49 am Updated: October 2, 2016, 7:55 am
East Austin car crash (KXAN/Tom Rapp)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A man is dead after an early morning car crash in East Austin.

It happened just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 7500 block of Cameron Road.

Police say a man in his mid-30’s took a curve too fast, drove his car into the median and then into a tree. The car burst into flames.

Officers and medics with Austin-Travis County EMS got to the scene and put the fire out.

EMS pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

No one else was in the car.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash. They are investigating whether alcohol also played a role.