Two Killed, One Injured in Pin-In Accident on US-183 in Austin, TX
Austin, TX — November 14, 2022, two people died in a two-vehicle entrapment collision on South U.S. Highway 183 in Austin.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 1:50 a.m. on the 16500 block of South US-183 northbound. Preliminary information suggests only that a sedan and a tow truck collided in the area for unknown reasons. Reports say one person somehow became pinned between them during the crash.
Two people involved in the accident were pronounced dead at the scene. Another person was transported to an area hospital for treatment of suspected serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Auto Accident on US-183 in Austin
Preliminary reports don't have much insight about exactly what happened here or why. I'm not coming down on police for not having all the dots connected so soon after the accident, but something like this can happen for a lot of different reasons. Some might involve someone making a mistake like taking their eyes off the road to send a text or even driving while intoxicated. Others might be wholly out of their hands, like losing traction on a wet road or a malfunctioning or defective vehicle going out of control.
Only a full and thorough investigation that accounts for all the possibilities could say with more certainty. I hope police are working on that now, but if they can't take the time or care to learn the whole story maybe someone else should. The people affected deserve no less.