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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 have reopened after an overnight crash that killed a woman in her early 20s.

Witnesses told police they saw her speeding before crashing into a retaining wall. Police believe speed and alcohol may have played a role in her death, but they are waiting on the results of the toxicology report.

  1. VIDEO: Family remembers shooting victim — “He’d spend his time here at home, with his guitar and sometimes, I’d be laying down and he would show up, sing songs, and well now, it’s only memories that are left,” said the brother of Alexander Macias-Garcia, who was killed on Saturday. The family is asking anyone with information about their loved one’s murder to come forward.
  2. POLITICS: Texas surprisingly undecided this election — Traditionally leaning to the right, it comes as surprising news that This election Texas seems to be on the fence. While Trump is leading over Clinton in Texas, 16 percent of those polled say there are undecided, which is a big shift from previous election where the Republican nominee has won Texas by at least 11 points.
  3. Bastrop Co. residents sickened by spraying raw sewage — Homeowners in Bastrop County say the air is making them and their pets sick. A family says their neighbor has been spraying raw sewage for six months causing his dogs to get sick. “They are vomiting in the house, because they’re outside chewing on the grass and running around.”

SPICY NEWS: Here is some national news that will pucker your mouth. A man ate a ghost pepper as a part of a contest and had to spend three weeks in the hospital after the pepper tore a hole in his esophagus.

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