1 dead, 1 taken to the hospital after collision in northeast Austin

Northeast Austin Traffic News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One person is dead and another is seriously hurt after a reported crash in northeast Austin the evening of March 25.

Austin-Travis County EMS said crews were called to the 9000 block of Tuscany Way at 6:25 p.m. That’s just north of Highway 290 and near Exchange Drive.

One person was pronounced dead on scene. The Austin Police Department identified that person on Monday, March 29 as 28-year-old Armando Garcia-Sanchez.

APD said in the update its investigation shows Garcia-Sanchez was driving a brown, 2013 Honda Pilot, when he collided with an orange, 2009 Volvo semi-truck.

While APD reported the truck driver wasn’t hurt, ATCEMS at the time declared a trauma alert for another person and took them to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

This is still an open investigation. Anyone with information on the crash can call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424.

Deadly crash involving 18-wheeler in northeast Austin on Tuscany Way March 25, 2021. One person died and another was injured, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. (KXAN/Andrew Choat)
Deadly crash involving 18-wheeler in northeast Austin on Tuscany Way March 25, 2021. One person died and another was injured, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. (KXAN/Andrew Choat)

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