Eric Hernandez Killed in Head-On Crash on US 290 in Elgin

Eric Hernandez Killed in Head-On Crash on US 290 in Elgin

Eric Hernandez Killed in Elgin Two-Vehicle Crash on US 290

Elgin, Texas (August 30, 2023) – One person was killed Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision in Elgin, according to the police.

The fatal crash happened around 2:00 p.m., August 26, in the 600 block of U.S. Highway 290 West.

Police said a pickup truck was traveling eastbound when it crossed over the center lane and crashed head-on into a westbound 18-wheel tractor-trailer.

The pickup truck driver, Eric Hernandez, 23, of Bastrop County, was taken to an Austin hospital where he later died.

The tractor-trailer’s driver refused medical attention and cooperated with the investigators.

The police are investigating the crash. Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to call Detective Marco Solorio at 512-285-5757 or by emailing

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