Driver killed in southeast Austin rollover crash identified

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

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The man who died in a crash in southeast Austin Wednesday night near Burleson Road and Metropolis Drive has been identified as 30-year-old Gerardo Martinez Gonzalez.

Police say a security guard found the driver underneath the Ford F-150 truck after it flipped over. Gonzalez was traveling at high speeds and failed to negotiate a turn on Metropolis Drive. According to investigators, Gonzalez was ejected from the truck after it hit a guardrail and light pole before rolling over.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. 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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