Man dead in 2 vehicle crash in southeast Austin

Fatal crash at the westbound service road of State Highway 71 at Farm to Market 973. (KXAN photo/Jorge Rodas)
Fatal crash at the westbound service road of State Highway 71 at Farm to Market 973. (KXAN photo/Jorge Rodas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash involving two vehicles in southeast Austin.

Austin-Travis County EMS said a man in his 60s is dead and another patient was evaluated after the 6:15 a.m. crash on the westbound service road of State Highway 71 at Farm to Market 973.

Austin police had shutdown FM 973 to north and southbound traffic and westbound 71 traffic was being diverted onto FM 973. The road re-opened around 12:05 p.m.

Preliminary investigation suggested to police that one of the vehicles ran a red light, but authorities have not determined which one. Witnesses did not stay on scene to relay details to police.

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