Police ID teens killed in Leander crash

James Hurtado (left) and Marshall Whiteley
James Hurtado (left) and Marshall Whiteley.

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) – A deadly crash prompted police to close several lanes in the vicinity of FM 2243 at the northbound frontage road for Toll 183A in Leander Monday.

The intersection of 183A Frontage and FM 2243 is closed after a deadly crash.
The intersection of 183A Frontage and FM 2243 is closed after a deadly crash.

Two people were killed and two others were hurt around 12:15 p.m. when an 18-wheeler heading east collided with a Porsche sports car heading north. The driver and one of the passenger’s in the Porsche were killed, a third was taken to Round Rock St. David’s Hospital and was last listed in stable condition. The driver of an SUV also involved in the crash suffered minor injuries. The truck driver was not injured.

Police say the Porsche was being driven by 19-year-old James Hurtado of Bertram, Texas. The deceased passenger was identified as 17-year-old Marshall Whiteley of Liberty Hill, Texas. Police also identified the injured passenger as 15-year-old Lawrence Davis.

Leander Police say witnesses saw the Porsche speeding as it entered the intersection and ran the red light.

The intersection at FM 2243 and The 183A frontage road was closed while officers finished their investigation.

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