1 person killed, 1 injured in crash on West Cesar Chavez St. in downtown Austin


(KXAN/Andrew Choat)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A person was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision in the 1000 block of West Cesar Chavez Street in downtown Austin near the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin Police Department says.

According to APD, the call came in at 8:24 p.m. Austin-Travis County EMS says one person was trapped and another, the person who died, was pinned.

In a briefing on Wednesday night, APD Sgt. Chandra Ervin said that the driver who died — who is reported as being “young” — was moving down eastbound Cesar Chavez when they veered into westbound traffic for an unknown reason.

ATCEMS tweeted around 9 p.m. that the person who had been pinned had been pronounced dead. ATCEMS says the other patient has serious, but not expected to be life-threatening injuries.

APD says it’s unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved.

East and westbound Cesar Chavez are expected to be reopened sometime around midnight Thursday.

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