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Police: 19-year-old died after crashing into tree in Southwest Austin


A 19-year-old died over the weekend after crashing his Dodge Charger into a tree in Southwest Austin, according to Austin police.

Police said the teen, who has not yet been identified, was speeding in the 4200 block of Southwest Parkway when he lost control around 8 a.m. and drifted to the left side of the road and hit the tree.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics began performing CPR on the victim and took him to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The incident was the 13th fatal crash in Austin so far in 2017, police said. The city saw the same number of fatal traffic incidents by the same time last year, according to police.


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