One person killed in fiery crash in northwest Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — One person died in a fiery crash in northwest Austin late Sunday night.

Austin police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 10:20 p.m. on Scotland Well Drive near Spicewood Springs Road. Initial information indicates the driver was heading east on Spicewood Springs Road and struck a light pole. Then, the vehicle caught fire. Investigators say he lost control, likely due to speed and possibly other factors.

Police say the driver was not able to get out of the vehicle and died at the scene. He has not been identified.

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