AUSTIN (KXAN) — A doctor who worked at Dell Children’s Medical Center and Austin Regional Clinic died after he lost control of his moped and struck a stopped car last week in East Austin.
Gregory Krause, 29, was heading west on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Overhill Drive on March 12 when he came up on a Toyota Camry waiting to turn left into a convenience store. Police said Krause lost control and hit the car.
He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with life-threatening injuries and died the next day.
Krause was a 2006 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin before joining the class of 2010 at the UT Medical Branch in Galveston. He had planned to begin a pediatric fellowship this fall at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
“Greg’s devotion to medicine and his religion, as well as his light-hearted, jovial nature made him a great role model and left a lasting impression,” said Dr. Kristen Pickering, a second-year pediatric resident who trained under Krause.
“We all loved working and laughing with Greg,” said Sandra Lopez, a nurse care manager. “To us, Greg was a friend, a colleague, and a pediatrician. He made a lasting impression on everyone he met. I think it was just incredible to see how much patients loved to interact with him. He will be sorely missed.”
Krause’s wife, Amy, is a nurse at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Krause regularly participated in the St. Baldrick’s yearly head-shaving event. In lieu of flowers, his family requested that donations be made to the St. Baldrick’s charity in his memory.
This was Austin’s 11th traffic death of 2014. At this time in 2013, there were 17 traffic deaths.