AUSTIN (KXAN) - A crash killed the driver of an SUV on Howard Lane near Dessau Road after midnight Wednesday.
A witness called 911 at 12:30 a.m. The driver was the only person in the car, and no other cars were hit.
Austin police are still investigating the cause of the crash and have not released any information on whether speed, drowsiness or alcohol were factors.
The victim's identity was not immediately released.
This comes as Austin City Council members just this month have called on City Manager Mark Ott to investigate into the recent spike of deadly crashes.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.