Man dies after truck flips in southeast Austin

Man dies after truck flips on Metropolis Drive and Burleson Road (KXAN Photo/Ed Zavala)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man has died after a crash in southeast Austin Wednesday night around midnight near Burleson Road and Metropolis Drive.

Man dies after truck flips on Metropolis Drive and Burleson Road (KXAN Photo/Ed Zavala)
Man dies after truck flips on Metropolis Drive and Burleson Road (KXAN Photo/Ed Zavala)

Police say a security guard found the driver underneath the truck after it flipped over. According to investigators, the man was ejected from the truck after it hit a guardrail and light pole before rolling over.

The truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash. Officers believe the driver was not wearing a seat belt and that speed may have been a factor.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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