Editor’s note: ATCEMS corrected earlier information they sent out regarding the condition of a patient. They initially said one person was declared dead at the scene, and final information corrected that to say no one was declared dead.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Emergency medics were sent to southwest Austin Friday morning to a crash that trapped three people inside a vehicle and injured another. Three were taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries, according to Austin-Travis EMS.
According to a tweet from Austin-Travis County EMS, the crashed happened in the 7500 block of West State Highway 71 at Covered Bridge Drive in the Oak Hill area.
STAR Flight was called in to assist the rescue of the three people pinned inside their vehicle. A fourth person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At 11:39 a.m. Austin-Travis County announced that SH 71 was fully reopened.