Man killed after vehicle hits tree in NE Austin

Andrew Ibarra

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Police said a man was killed and a woman injured when a vehicle slammed into a tree in Northeast Austin early Sunday. The crash happened after 1 a.m. in the area of Millrace Drive and Loyola Lane.

Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the road. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

The man driving the car, identified as 22-year-old Andrew Ibarra, died at the scene.

Police say his passenger was ejected from the vehicle and transported to UMC Brackenridge with life-threatening injuries.

This case is still being investigated and anyone with information is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-5576.

This was Austin’s 14th deadly traffic crash and the 14th death of 2015. At this time in 2014, there were five deadly crashes and seven deaths. 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. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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