Woman killed in FM 1327 crash identified

Melissa Briones (TXDL Photo)
Melissa Briones (TXDL Photo)

TRAVIS COUNTY (KXAN) — The woman killed in a crash with a semi truck on Tuesday has been identified.

Melissa Briones, 33, died in the crash on the 1300 block of FM 1327 at 4:28 p.m. Austin police say it appears Briones was driving a Ford Focus eastbound when she crossed over into the westbound lanes, crashing with a garbage truck and semi truck.

Medics say the Ford caught on fire after the crash. Briones was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured in the crash. A toxicology report is pending to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call (512)974-5576.

This is the 40th fatal crash in Austin this year.

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