One dead, 8 others injured in ice-related collision on SH 71 near Bee Cave

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead and eight others injured in a three-car collision that closed West State Highway 71 at Spanish Oaks Club Boulevard, just southeast of the Hill Country Galleria.

ATCEMS tweeted there was ice on the road when they arrived at the crash. Bee Cave Police say the man who died, 41-year-old Michael Charles Roeder, was traveling east on SH 71. When he drove over the Barton Creek bridge, he lost control and spun into the westbound lanes.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics, who were called to the scene at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, say the eight others injured have non-life threatening injuries. Five people total went to the hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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