AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police reopened the main southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between Slaughter Lane and Onion Creek Parkway Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
They were investigating an early morning crash involving a man driving his car into a tree. Medics with Austin-Travis County EMS pronounced the driver dead at the scene.
The car burst into flames after hitting the tree. Crews with the Austin Fire Department worked to put out the fire. Police say the driver left the highway before hitting the tree. The crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. near the Onion Creek Parkway overpass. Austin police say the southbound lanes of the Interstate will be closed until at least 9:00 a.m.