Drunk driving suspected in wrong-way crash that killed two

Robert Escobar, left, and Abel Luna. (TXDL Photo)
Robert Escobar, left, and Abel Luna. (TXDL Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The two men killed in a wrong-way crash on State Highway 130 near State Highway 71 early Saturday morning have been identified.

Austin police say the crash happened just after 3 a.m. in the 3400 block of SH 130. Initial information indicates the driver of a Toyota Corolla, 42-year-old Robert Escobar, was going northbound in the southbound lanes of SH 130 when he slammed into an SUV head-on.

Escobar died at the scene. The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Abel Luna, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say Escobar was possibly driving drunk. This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8255. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android

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