AUSTIN (KXAN) - Two people killed in an early morning crash Wednesday on MoPac were identified.
The medical examiner's office said 26-year-old Emily Marie Palmer-Dunham died after crashing head-on into Robert Francis Murphy Jr., 48. The Williamson County Justice of the Peace confirmed Murphy's identity.
Police say around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Palmer-Dunham was driving a Honda Civic southbound in the northbound lanes of the freeway and crashed into Murphy's Chevy Malibu just south of Duval Road.
Police officers that arrived on the scene had to use fire extinguishers to put out flames erupting from Murphy's car.
Palmer-Dunham died at the scene. Murphy was taken to Round Rock Hospital in a helicopter with life-threatening. He died a few hours later.
A third car was clipped and damaged. The driver and a passenger in that car were treated at the scene.
These were Austin’s 61st and 62nd traffic fatalities of 2013. At this time in 2012, there were 62 traffic fatalities.
Police are still investigating the crash.
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