Police say a Chevy Impala was turning west onto Taylor Draper Lane when the car was hit by a truck traveling south on Jollyville Road. An 89-year-old man riding in the passenger seat of the car, identified as George Varner, died at the scene. The driver of the Impala was taken to Round Rock Medical Center and is still in critical condition.
The collision pushed the Impala into two other vehicles waiting at a stop sign, injuring one other person. Police said that person’s injuries were minor. The driver of the truck was not injured.
This was Austin’s 41st deadly traffic crash and the 48th death of 2014. At this time in 2013, there were 60 deadly crashes and 62 deaths.