Three overnight collisions have left two pedestrians dead and another in critical condition.
The first incident occurred just before 11 p.m. on Friday near Dial One Electrical Services, 11812 North Lamar Blvd. According to the Austin Police Department, a driver traveling southbound struck a woman on the road.
Austin Travis County EMS said medics performed CPR on the woman before she was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:26 p.m.
LATE FINAL auto vs pedestrian 6900-7400 N IH 35 SB (01:20) #ATCEMSMedics obtained a Deceased On Scene pronouncement of an adult patient. #ATCEMS no longer on scene. No further information is available. pic.twitter.com/YVtSRXsbne
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) April 2, 2022
The second collision happened around 1 a.m. Saturday, when a man driving eastbound on Delmar Avenue struck a barrier, tried to cross the highway and was hit by an 18-wheeler near the 7000 block of North I-35 southbound lane.
The victim, a Hispanic man, also died on scene. According to APD, both drivers involved in the fatal crashes are cooperating with the investigation.
The third collision between a pedestrian and car happened near Northeast Drive and Springdale Road around 2:20 a.m. The victim was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.