Two killed, four injured in head-on crash in southwest Austin

Brian Sudduth, left, and Robbi Sluder (Department of Public Safety Photo)
Brian Sudduth, left, and Robbi Sluder (Department of Public Safety Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man and a woman died in a head-on crash in southwest Austin Thursday night. Three of the four children involved in the crash have serious injuries.

The crash happened at Scenic Brook Drive and West US Highway 290. Austin-Travis County EMS medics were called to the scene of the crash at 9:36 p.m.

A 2013 Jaguar was traveling westbound on US 290 when the driver crossed over the yellow line into oncoming traffic. A 2001 Honda in the eastbound lanes tried to avoid the crash, but ultimately was unable to stop the collision, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The woman driving the Jaguar and the man driving the Honda both died at the scene of the crash. They have been identified as 58-year-old Robbi Lynn Sluder and 49-year-old Brian Tobias Sudduth.

EMS says all four children injured in the crash and taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center.

ATCEMS says US 290 was shut down for a while to make a landing zone for a STAR Flight helicopter and the crash investigation. The road has now reopened.

Brian Sudduth, left, and Robbi Sluder (Department of Public Safety Photo)
Brian Sudduth, left, and Robbi Sluder (Department of Public Safety Photo)
Scene of a crash that killed two on US 290 at Scenic Brook in southwest Austin. March 2, 2017 (KXAN Viewer Photo)
Scene of a crash that killed two on US 290 at Scenic Brook in southwest Austin. March 2, 2017 (KXAN Viewer Photo)

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