Southbound lanes at I-35 and 51st Street have reopened following traffic fatality


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Southbound lanes on Interstate Highway 35 are shut down Sunday following a traffic fatality in east Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

In a tweet, ATCEMS reported that the crash occurred at the 5100 block of I-35 at 51st Street at 10:36 a.m. A man in his 40s was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical life-threatening injuries. He later died from his injuries.

Austin police and Austin fire were on the scene and traffic was diverted off the highway for a time.

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