Austin Police Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 10200 block of Dessau Rd to assist a driver of a red Jeep Wrangler that was traveling southbound on Dessau Rd. Riding with five other Hispanic male occupants, the driver of the Jeep lost control, of the vehicle, crossed the center median, rolled over across the north bound lanes of Dessau Rd., and came to rest in the grass on the east side of Dessau Rd.
Four of the occupants sitting in the rear seat of the Jeep – without seatbelts — were ejected. Francisco Villegas, 16, and Miguel Correa-Hernandez, 17, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The other two ejected and one of the remaining occupants, including the driver of the Jeep, were transported to University Medical Center-Brackenridge with critical injuries by Austin-Travis County EMS. A sixth male was transported with minor injuries to UMCB.
The case remains under investigation.
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