Two drivers killed in west Travis County identified

Travis County

Two drivers died in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in west Travis County, said the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened at about 4:24 p.m. in the 11900 block of US Highway 290 at Signal Hill Drive, Austin-Travis County EMS said. Jory D Mayer, 21, and Carol Ann Larue, 58, died at the scene. Neither had passengers in the car.

Mayer was driving a Nissan Rogue east on US 290 in the left lane when it drifted into the center turn lane, and then into the westbound lanes into the path of a Ford Escape driven by Larue, according to the Department of Public Safety. It’s not known why the Nissan went into the other lanes. 

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