Man dies after crash on US 183 near FM 973

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Troopers are investigating a fatal collision south of Austin Friday morning.

The incident happened around 5:17 a.m. on US Highway 183 near Farm to Market Road 973. Austin-Travis County EMS says it took a man from the scene to the hospital, where he later died. The Department of Public Safety identified him as Matthew Scott Keaton, 29.

A man driving north on US 183 and didn’t yield the right of way when turning into a gas station parking lot and hit the right side of Keaton’s car, according to DPS. Both cars stopped in the right ditch of US 183. DPS says Keaton wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

This is the third fatal incident on or near highways in Central Texas in two days. Two people died Friday morning when a semi truck hit their SUV on I-35 and their car burst into flames. One person died on the I-35 frontage road in Kyle following a crash.

Matthew Keaton. (TXDL Photo)

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