1 dead, 2 charged after downtown Austin crash, police say


DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Police: 1 dead, 2 charged after crash

A three-vehicle crash early Monday on Cesar Chavez Street at Interstate 35 resulted in one man’s death and criminal charges against two people, Austin police said.

Dean Michael Hood, 27, died at the scene of the crash, police said. A man and a woman, both estimated to be in their 20s, were hospitalized with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.

One man was charged with intoxication manslaughter and one woman was charged with DWI in connection to the crash, police said. The pair has not been named and police officials could not confirm Monday afternoon whether the individuals who were charged were the same people who were injured.

The crash happened at about 2:24 a.m. on Cesar Chavez at the intersection of the southbound lanes of the I-35 service road, police said.

— American-Statesman Staff

NORTHEAST AUSTIN

No threat at Reagan High causes delays in classes

Authorities said nothing suspicious was found Monday morning on the campus of Reagan Early College High School in Northeast Austin after school officials received reports of a threat made to the campus.

“Early this morning, campus administration became aware of an alleged threat made to our campus at Reagan High School,” the letter said, but it did not provide details about the nature of the threat. “Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased presence of AISD police at the campus.”

The police investigation forced the school to run classes on a two-hour delay Monday, Austin school district officials said. Classes began at 11 a.m., officials said in a letter to parents.

School officials promised in the letter to update parents and employees about other developments. The letter said parents could call 512-414-2523 if they had additional questions.

— Roberto Villalpando, American-Statesman



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