Man killed after vehicle left S.H. 130, struck pillar under S.H. 71 overpass in southeast Austin

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Deadly crash on SH 130 entrance ramp in southeast Austin

Deadly crash on SH 130 entrance ramp in southeast Austin (KXAN photo/Todd Bailey)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One man died after a crash Friday morning near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

An Austin police sergeant said people began calling 911 at about 6:30 a.m. after seeing a vehicle drive off North State Highway 130 and strike a pillar under the East State Highway 71 overpass. Police said the wreck killed the male driver inside the car.

The Austin Police Department’s vehicular homicide unit is now investigating the crash. It’s unclear if the weather played a factor in the wreck.

At 11:11 a.m. the Texas Department of Transportation tweeted that S.H. 130 was reopened after it was previously reduced to one lane because of the investigation.

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