Weekend crashes in Austin roads result in two deaths
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.