Crash into tree kills one person and injures another

Austin-Travis County EMS

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One man was killed and another was injured in an East Austin crash on Thursday night.

Austin-Travis County EMS said the crash happened at 51st Street and Springdale Road after the car ran into a tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger, described as a man his 20s, was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with serious injures that were not life threatening, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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