Traffic fatality on MoPac Expressway causes delay at Barton Skyway


AUSTIN (KXAN) — All lanes have been cleared on North MoPac Expressway near Barton Skyway as Austin Police investigated a traffic fatality Sunday morning.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the crash occurred at Barton Skyway northbound at the 1000 block of MoPac.

Austin police reported that a car was discovered in the treeline off MoPac. The female driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Austin-Travis County EMS said the crash was between the car and a fixed object. Investigators say the car had been in the tree line for a while. APD’s vehicular homicide unit is on the scene investigating.

Traffic was backed up on the highway for nearly six hours.

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