Intoxication manslaughter arrest made in deadly six-vehicle crash late Sunday night


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Amber Thompson, 39, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the Sunday night six-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one person.

The crash happened late Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. in the 6800 block of Interstate 35 southbound near William Cannon Drive.

Austin Police say six vehicles were involved. An ATCEMS tweet said a semi-truck was also involved.

  • I-35 crash near Slaughter
  • I-35 crash near Slaughter

The freeway was shut down for much of the early-morning hours, and reopened around 7:50 a.m.

Thompson is currently in the Travis County Jail. Her bond has not yet been set.

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