Traffic reopens on SH 71 after it was closed due to deadly crash

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Fatal car crash SH71 1-19-20

Double fatal car crash on SH 71. (KXAN photo/Juan Salinas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Westbound traffic on East State Highway 71 has reopened after paramedics responded to a crash that left two people dead and another injured.

Emergency medics along with Austin Fire and STAR Flight were sent to the 5000 block of East State Highway 71 near Richards Drive at 9:18 a.m.

Authorities say one man in his 20s was trapped inside a vehicle. He was extricated and brought to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.

Two other patients, a man and a woman, were declared dead at the scene, EMS said.

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