MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas (KXAN) — A body has been found off of Highway 183 in southeast Travis County, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
The Texas Department of Public Safety say the death of 22-year-old David Carnejo is associated with a two-vehicle crash around 2 a.m. A Chrysler 300 was left at the scene after a crash with another vehicle. Originally, deputies thought the driver left the scene of the crash but it wasn’t until several hours later when Carnejo’s body was found nearby. Police say the body was discovered by a utility worker around 7:20 a.m. Monday morning at Margo Drive, just south of SH 45.
“Utility workers were here working on the pole when they climbed up on the pole they looked down and they noticed the body in the grass,” said Robbie Barrera, with DPS. “Once they noticed the body they contacted 911, Travis County responded and contacted DPS.”
Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the initial crash. It is unclear if alcohol was a factor.