Woman Killed, 3 Injured in DUI Crash at FM 973 and Elroy Road in Austin

Woman Killed, 3 Injured in DUI Crash at FM 973 and Elroy Road in Austin

Woman Killed, Three Hospitalized after Austin Crash at FM 973 and Elroy Road; Driver Arrested

Austin, Texas (July 27, 2022) – A woman was killed and three other people were injured in an alleged DUI crash late Tuesday night in Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.

The deadly collision happened at around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the intersection of FM 973 and Elroy Road. The area is near the Austin airport.

Police said a car collided with an SUV at the intersection.

A female occupant of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was being withheld pending notification of family.

Two other occupants of the SUV were transported to a hospital, one with serious injuries and the other with critical injuries.

Authorities later determined that the car’s driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUI.

Further details regarding the crash were not immediately provided.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, pedestrian, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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