2 adults killed in east Austin crash; Child taken to hospital with serious injuries

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two adults have died as a result of a crash on East U.S. 290 Highway in east Austin Friday morning, according to a tweet from Austin-Travis County EMS. Responders were able to remove a child that was pinned inside the vehicle.

The child was taken by STARFlight to Dell Children’s Medical Center with potentially serious injuries, ATCEMS says.

Austin police say the vehicle hit a fixed-object while driving on the highway.

The Austin Police Department responded to the crash around 5:48 a.m. near the 9600 block of U.S. 290 Highway, according to an APD Twitter post on Friday morning.

All lanes of eastbound traffic going toward Manor remain closed as homicide detectives investigate the incident. The frontage roads are still open.

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