Man dead, woman critically injured in SH 71 crash near Del Valle

A deadly crash on State Highway 71 near Albert Brown Drive shut down westbound traffic on July 14, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Sean Farrar)

DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — A man in his 60s is dead and a woman in her 70s is critically injured in a crash on westbound State Highway 71 in southeast Travis County.

All westbound lanes were blocked and traffic was being diverted to Albert Brown Drive after the two-vehicle crash. Lanes cleared around 5:30 p.m.

Medics were called to SH 71 near Albert Brown Drive at 1:44 p.m. According to the Department of Public Safety, a Chevrolet sedan heading eastbound was using the crossover to turn and drove into the path of a westbound Dodge pickup truck.

Four other people involved in the crash, but their conditions were not immediately known.

A deadly crash on State Highway 71 near Albert Brown Drive shut down westbound traffic on July 14, 2017 (TxDOT Photo)
A deadly crash on State Highway 71 near Albert Brown Drive shut down westbound traffic on July 14, 2017 (TxDOT Photo)

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