Car crash on U.S. 290 leaves two dead

(Bijanka Butler)

Two people have died following a car crash Wednesday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. 

The two-vehicle crash happened in the 11900 block of U.S. 290 around 4:20 p.m. ATCEMS says a male in his 30s and a female in her 40s were pronounced dead on the scene. 

Officials are asking the public to avoid the area and expect closures.