• August 05, 2022

Melinda Gonzalez Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on MoPac Expressway in Austin, TX

UPDATE (August 11, 2022): Police have identified the victim of this accident as 33-year-old Melinda Gonzalez.

Austin, TX — August 4, 2022, one person died in a single-vehicle crash into a guardrail on the MoPac Expressway in north Austin.

According to reports the incident happened around 8:00 p.m. on MoPac near Duval Road, close to The Domain shopping center. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a driver lost control and crashed into a guardrail, suffering fatal injuries in the collision.

No further information is currently available.

Melinda Gonzalez Killed in Car Accident on MoPac Expressway in Austin, TX

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