UPDATE: Southbound I-35 reopened after crash that sent 6 to the hospital 


1:45 p.m. update: All lanes of Interstate 35 in South Austin have reopened following an earlier crash that sent six people to the hospital.

1:04 p.m. update: All southbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been shut down after a fiery crash that injured six people, including three children.

Austin police said all traffic is being diverted to the frontage road near St. Elmo Road.

EARLIER: Six people were reported injured Friday in a fiery crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 35 in South Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.

Medics said they responded at noon to the collision in the southbound lanes of the 4700 block of Interstate 35 South, between Texas 71 and Stassney Lane.

EMS reported that a fire that ignited in one of the vehicles was extinguished and that six people, including three children, were treated.

The three children were taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center: a girl with serious injuries and two boys with potentially serious injuries, EMS officials said.

Two women also were hospitalized, one was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center and the other went to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with injuries not expected to be life-threatening.

Three of the southbound lanes south of the Ben White Boulevard interchange were closed because of the crash

Officials are asking drivers to expect massive traffic delays and avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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