Merced Elizalde Cortez Jr Killed in Accident at I-35 in Austin, TX

September 6, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-35, Austin, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado veered from the road into a guardrail

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at I-35 in Austin, TX on September 6th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6:22 p.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Silverado operated by 24-year-old Merced Elizalde Cortez Jr was northbound on the service road before veering out of its lane for unconfirmed reasons. Reports say the vehicle veered through a guardrail before colliding with landscaping rocks. Cortez was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were later fatal. Additional information was not available.

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