Austin, TX (2/24/2020) – Two people were killed in South Austin near Buda in an overnight crash.
The accident happened on Interstate Highway 35 around 12:45 a.m. According to police, a driver in a gray Nissan Altima headed the wrong way in the northbound lanes collided with a gold Chevrolet Silverado carrying a trailer. A fire consumed both vehicles as a result of the collision.
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 27-year-old Jose Martin Zamarippa.
The driver of the truck was also pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 47-year-old Brian Allen Tucker.
A passenger riding in the truck was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Wrong-way collisions are the reason many people suffer injuries or end up killed.
When these kinds of wrongful fatalities occur, it’s important to seek a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer. They have the resources necessary to help you after your accident, and if your case happens to go to trial, they’ll be able to rightfully represent you and your case.
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