Austin Crash Report: Man, 35, charged in connection to deadly South Austin crash

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Crash Report – 4800 S I-35 Frontage Rd Suite B, Austin, TX


Report ID: 2023 July 30

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: Passenger vehicle

Traffic Unit 2: Nissan

Occupants: at least 5

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Yes

Road Surface Condition (Dry, Wet, Snow, Mud, Dirt): Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Rear-end

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


AUSTIN, TX – Arthur L. Wright, 35, has been arrested in connection with a fiery wreck that claimed the lives of four people in South Austin early Sunday.

The incident occurred in front of the Toyota Dealership off I-35  near Colonial Park Boulevard at around 2:30 a.m.

Video footage showed Wright causing the crash, resulting in a black Nissan being hit from behind and rolling over before bursting into flames.

Four occupants of the Nissan suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Wright fled but was later apprehended and showed signs of intoxication. He is currently being held in the Travis County Jail on a $600,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on August 16th.

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