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String of overnight collisions lead to 2 deaths, 1 critically injured

(Christa McWhirter/Austonia file photo)

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.

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.


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