Austin Crash Report: Man dies after vehicle hits pole in South Austin

Photo Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office

Crash Report – 8800 block of South Congress Ave


Report ID: 2022 November 27

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1:  Pickup truck

Traffic Unit 2:  Utility pole

Occupants: 1

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Utility pole

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): Unknown

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


A male driver died early Sunday, November 27, after a single-vehicle accident in south Austin’s Park Ridge neighborhood. The Austin Police Department said officers responded to the scene in the 8800 block of South Congress Avenue at about 1:26 a.m. An early investigation shows the man was driving a pickup truck southbound on Congress Avenue, when, for reasons still unknown, he lost control of the vehicle. The pickup ran off the roadway and collided with a tree. ATCEMS (Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services) worked to extricate the driver and apply life-saving measures. However, at 2:00 a.m., officials pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported. A section of the road was expected to remain closed for an extended period for an investigation. A power outage was also reported in the area, likely due to the crash.

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