1 dead in fiery crash on SH 130 Tuesday night

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a fiery crash that killed one person late Tuesday night on State Highway 130.

Austin-Travis County EMS says one person was declared dead at the scene of the crash between a car and a semi truck on southbound SH 130 near FM 812 in southeast Travis County just before 11 p.m.

DPS reported a 2020 Kenworth tractor trailer was heading southbound on the highway. For unknown reasons, a 2016 Dodge Ram heading north in the southbound lanes of SH 130 hit the front left of the Kenworth.

The Dodge’s driver, identified as 28-year-old Matthew Beringer of Austin, was pronounced dead on scene, DPS said.

The area of the crash is just west of Circuit of the Americas.

ATCEMS said in its tweet the car was “fully engulfed”.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said at 2 a.m. deputies are helping DPS at the scene and that they are currently moving the vehicles off the road.

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