SH 71 shut down after deadly crash catches Amazon truck on fire

At least one person has died following a rear-end crash on SH 71 near Montopolis Drive Monday morning.

The Austin Police Department has shut down all westbound lanes of SH 71 as they investigate the crash.

According to investigators, a car slammed into the back of an Amazon truck stopped legally on the side of the road around 2 a.m. Monday. The wreck sparked a fire that engulfed the car and spread to the truck that it hit.

One patient was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2 a.m., according to ATCEMS. It's not clear if there were any other people inside.

All westbound traffic on SH 71 has been diverted to Riverside Drive and drivers should expect delays in the area.

The wreck is expected to take several hours to clear.

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