2 dead in crash on U.S. 290 near Manor identified


MANOR, Texas (KXAN) – Two people are dead and three others injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 290 between Manor and Elgin.

The crash happened near the intersection of Hwy 290 and Voelker Lane at around 2 p.m. Sunday. Manor police say a truck was heading eastbound on 290 when it drove into the median and rolled off the road.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, two men in their 40s were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 24-year-old Alfonso Lopez died along with his father, 51-year-old Jose Lopez.

A teenage male and two women in their 30s or 40s were sent to University Medical Center Brackenridge with potentially serious injuries. Of those injured, two were transported by STARflight medical helicopter and the other by ambulance.

Officials say all five involved in the crash are related to each other.

MPD says the roads were wet from the rain, but do not know if that is what caused the crash.

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