Multiple people injured in fatal crash on Metric Boulevard


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Friday afternoon, Austin-Travis County EMS and Austin fire and police crews reported to the scene of a three-vehicle fatal crash in the 12300 block of Metric Boulevard, where Austin Fire Department performed a rescue for pinned patients.

Five people were transferred to the hospital with potentially critical injuries. Four others were involved, but not injured, police say.

In a Friday afternoon briefing, APD officer David Rodrigues said that it appears two of the vehicles were traveling southbound when one bumped into the other — causing one of the vehicles to cross over the median into northbound traffic.

The vehicle was hit head-on, according to APD.

Rodrigues says the vehicles were a gold-colored SUV, a four-door sedan and a Staples delivery truck.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released, as police contact next of kin.

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