Car pulled from Lady Bird Lake after crash

Car pulled from Lady Bird Lake on W Cesar Chavez and B.R Reynolds (KXAN Photo/Gigi Barnett)
Car pulled from Lady Bird Lake on W Cesar Chavez and B.R Reynolds (KXAN Photo/Gigi Barnett)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The driver of a 2013 Toyota sport utility vehicle that landed in Lady Bird Lake early Friday morning is safe.

It happened at West Cesar Chavez Street and B.R. Reynolds Drive around 4:24 a.m.

The man driving, officials said to be in his 40s, refused treatment from medical teams. Austin police said he passed field sobriety tests and will not be charged with DWI but may face other charges pending the investigation.

A worker from the Watershed Department said the SUV drove past a traffic light, over the Hike and Bike Trail, hit a tree and landed on the driver side in the lake.

The car was pulled out of the lake around 7 a.m.

It’s unknown why the driver ended up in the water. The road re-opened after the crash around 7:30 a.m.

In December, a woman was pulled out of her car by a pedestrian after she drove into the lake. She was charged with a DWI.

Gigi Barnett will have LIVE updates from the scene on KXAN News Today.

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