One Man Killed; One Man Injured in Crash on SH 71 in Austin, TX

December 30, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Austin Police Department
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
SH 71 near SH 183
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Authorities have not yet released details related to the cause of the accident

Possible Liable Defendants

Prospero Campos-Baladez

What Happened

Austin Police Department officials are investigating an early morning accident on SH 71 in Austin, TX on December 30th, 2018. Officials say the accident was caused when a truck driven by 37-year-old Prospero Campos-Baladez lost control and drove into a grassy median. Both Campos-Baladez and his passenger were thrown from the vehicle. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Campos-Baladez faces an intoxication manslaughter charge.

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