Lanes reopen after traffic fatality southwest Austin Thursday morning


AUSTIN (KXAN) -— Eastbound lanes of Highway 290 have reopened near Oak Hill following a deadly crash. 

Austin-Travis County EMS said the wreck took place near the intersection of U.S. 290 and Farm-to-Market 1826 at 6:53 a.m. 

Austin police say the crash occurred when an SUV was exiting a private drive on US 290. The driver allegedly ignored a posted sign that said “right turn only,” and turned left into traffic.

A silver car collided with the SUV and was sent into the eastbound lanes of US 290 where it was struck a second time by a truck.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV was issued a citation for ignoring a posted sign.

According to TxDOT as of 11:35 a.m. all lanes have been reopened on US 290.

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