Elgin, TX — A man from Cedar Park, 53 years old, was tentatively identified as the victim of a fatal two-car accident on US-290 on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Police have not yet released the man’s name, but said more information would be released as their investigation continues. The second driver involved in the accident was arrested and taken to Bastrop County Jail, where they allegedly intoxication manslaughter charges.
According to reports, the 53-year old victim was driving a pickup truck along US-290, headed west, at about 3:40 p.m. In between McDade and the town of Elgin, the man’s pickup truck was hit by an oncoming Hyundai whose driver was reportedly distracted. The collision caused the truck to slide off the highway and overturned multiple times.
The unnamed driver was killed immediately in the accident and DPS troopers detained the driver of the Hyundai under suspicion of DUI. They have not released the driver of the Hyundai’s name, but that person is reportedly facing charges in connection with the accident.
Scene of the Accident