Man dies after car hits tree in East Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead after crashing his car into a tree early Saturday morning in East Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.

Officers said the crash happened at Decker Lane and FM 969 around 3:58 a.m. The preliminary investigation shows that a blue 2001 Buick LaSabre, driven by 28-year-old Christian Xavier So, was southbound on Decker Lane. For some unknown reason, So left the roadway and struck two trees. The driver died at the scene.

Investigators are on scene figuring out what led up to the deadly crash.

This is the 82nd traffic death of 2015. This time last year, there were 46 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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