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Truck hits church, car catches fire in crash that leaves one dead in southeast Austin

A crash involving one death resulted in a car catching fire and a truck and trailer hitting a church in southeast Austin Tuesday. (Pixabay)

One person is dead and another has been declared a trauma alert after a car was rear-ended by a truck towing a trailer in southeast Austin Tuesday morning.


The 9100 block of Highway 183 near FM 973 has closed due to the crash, which caused the car to catch on fire as the truck and trailer hit a nearby church.


Officials say no one related to the church was hurt. The trauma alert patient was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin.

Both directions of the highway remain closed by the intersection of U.S. 183 and FM 973.

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