1 dead after car crashes into retention pond at Hill Country Galleria

Travis County

Video courtesy Jenny Hoff

BEE CAVE, Texas (KXAN) — A woman who was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after reports that a car rolled into a retention pond at the Hill Country Galleria has died, according to Bee Cave police.

The crash happened in the 3900 block of Market Street, near Dick’s Sporting Goods. The call came in just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Austin-Travis County EMS said.

Bee Cave Police Department reported officers found one car on its roof in the retention pond. The pond was holding about 18 to 24 inches of water. One officer who responded saw the woman inside the car, but couldn’t open the doors because they were locked and sunk in mud.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue crews used tools to open the door to get the woman out of the car.

First responders gave the woman CPR before taking her to a hospital in Lakeway. She was pronounced dead there at 10:10 p.m.

Bee Cave police the 72-year-old woman is from Travis County. Her name will be released once next of kin is notified.

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