APD says at approximately 3:14 a.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle crash where the driver struck a metal highway pole on the 9400 block of Research Blvd.
The driver and three passengers were transported to area hospitals. Police say Hernandez, who was a passenger, was pronounced dead at 4:24 a.m. at St. David’s Round Rock Hospital.
This is Austin’s 38th fatal traffic crash this year, resulting in 40 deaths. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 32 fatal crashes resulting in 34 fatalities.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-6935, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
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