Police ID women killed after vehicle hit fuel truck in Southeast Austin – News – Austin American-Statesman

Austin police on Friday identified two women who died this week after a crash in Southeast Austin.

Officers responded just before midnight Tuesday to a crash at the intersection of the northbound service road of Texas 130 and the westbound service road of Texas 71.

Investigators said Margarita Escalante Ibarra, 23, was driving along the westbound service road of Texas 71 when she ran a red light and struck a freight fuel truck.

Ibarra and a passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Alejandra Berenice-Sanabria-Alejandro, died at the scene, police said.

The driver of the fuel truck was uninjured, according to authorities. No charges are expected.

The deaths bring the number of traffic fatalities in Austin this year to 27, according to Austin police. There were 18 fatalities at this time last year.

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Pursued vehicle found crashed into northwest Travis Co. bank building – News – Austin American-Statesman

A vehicle crashed into a Bank of America office building in northwest Travis County early Saturday after a short car chase by deputies, the Travis County sheriff’s office said.

Deputies first received several reports of attempted vehicle burglaries overnight Saturday in the Steiner Ranch area, said Kristen Dark, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. They later found a vehicle around 2 a.m. that they believed was connected to the reports, Dark said.

However, the driver quickly drove away from deputies and onto RM 620 in Northwest Travis County. Deputies chased the vehicle a short distance but lost its location.

Another call came in shortly after saying that same vehicle crashed into the Bank of America Financial Center at Four Points, which is at the intersection of RM 620 and Bullick

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