SH 71 rollover leaves passenger dead, driver with critical injuries

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are investigating a crash that occurred last Saturday, killing one person and sending another to the hospital.

The Austin Police Department investigation shows that a 2004 green Ford Explorer Sport Trac was traveling east in the 1500 block of East State Highway 71 near Spirit of Texas Drive. 

Around 1:24 a.m., the driver lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll. The passenger, identified as 21-year-old Juvenal Rubio Martinez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver survived the crash and was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. 

APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. 

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