Man charged with murder in connection to deadly fiery crash

Police have arrested Dedric Dixon and charged him with first degree murder in the death of Carlos Swist. 

On March 1 at around 7 a.m., the Austin Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash in the 4600 block of Springdale Road When officers arrived they discovered a white van engulfed in flames with a single person inside.

The driver of the van, later identified as 43-year-old Swist, was declared dead at just before 8 a.m.

The Vehicular Homicide Unit was called to investigate and it found evidence from the van and Swist that Swist died from a firearm related injury and that was what caused the crash. Homicide investigators then continued the investigation.

The Travis County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on March 2 and ruled that homicide was the cause of death.

44-year-old Dixon was arrested on April 13. Dixon's bond has been set at $500,000.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.

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