Week­end crashes in Austin roads re­sult in two deaths

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Rachel Rice rrice@ac­n­news­pa­pers.com Con­tact Rachel Rice at 512445-3809.

Two men died in sep­a­rate crashes within two hours of each other and were part of a se­ries of col­li­sions on Austin roads that re­sulted in se­ri­ous in­juries this week­end.

A man in his 20s was killed Satur­day night in a two-ve­hi­cle crash in the 6600 block of Elm Creek Drive that caused one of the cars to catch on fire, Austin-Travis County Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices of­fi­cials said. The man was de­clared dead at the scene, EMS said.

Then, shortly after mid­night on Sun­day, a man in his 20s suf­fered life-threat­en­ing in­juries when his mo­tor­cy­cle col­lided with a car near South La­mar Boule­vard and Mont­claire Street. EMS per­formed CPR on the man at the scene and while he was be­ing taken to St. David’s South Austin Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he died, po­lice said.

On Satur­day night, the left lane of north­bound MoPac Boule­vard (Loop 1) at Steck Av­enue was blocked due to a car crash, ac­cord­ing to Austin po­lice. No one was se­ri­ously in­jured in that crash, EMS of­fi­cials said.

Be­tween 5 and 6 p.m. Satur­day, EMS re­sponded to a two-ve­hi­cle crash on Thax­ton Road and McKinney Falls Park­way. A man and a woman in their 50s, a teenage girl and a boy suf­fered po­ten­tially se­ri­ous in­juries, of­fi­cials said. The man, woman and girl were taken to St. David’s South Austin Med­i­cal Cen­ter while the boy was taken to Dell Chil­dren’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Around the same time, a ve­hi­cle struck a woman in her 20s in the 80 block of Rainey Street, EMS of­fi­cials said. She was taken to Dell Se­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter with po­ten­tially se­ri­ous in­juries. Her con­di­tion was un­known Sun­day.

EMS Capt. Dar­ren Noak said medics re­sponded to more than 30 col­li­sions Satur­day.

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