TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the driver killed in a multiple-vehicle crash that happened Wednesday afternoon in Travis County.
DPS said the driver killed is 56-year-old Thomas Martinez of Taylor. He was pronounced dead on scene.
DPS said the accident took place around 3:12 p.m. in the 4200 block of RM 620, near Mansfield Dam Road. Martinez, who was driving a 2005 Chevy Tahoe, was traveling westbound in the left lane.
For unknown reasons, DPS said Martinez crossed the center turn lane into the eastbound lane and hit a 2017 Volvo semi-truck. After hitting the truck, Martinez reportedly went back into the westbound lanes and crashed into a 2020 Subaru Outback, DPS said.
RM 620 was shut down in both directions Wednesday for the crash investigation, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.