David Earl Bedford Jr. Killed in Train Accident on 7th Street in Austin, TX
UPDATE (June 9, 2023): Authorities identified the man killed in the accident as 29-year-old David Earl Bedford Jr. Details regarding the initial allegations in early reports cannot be confirmed at this time. No further information is available.
Austin, TX — May 12, 2023, one person was killed as the result of a train accident that happened at around 2:40 a.m. along East 7th Street.
Authorities said that the incident took place in the area of Webberville and Pedenales.
The events began, according to authorities, after police say they attempted to make contact with someone they allegedly saw acting "suspicious". That vehicle apparently drove away from officers to the area of 7th Street. There, the vehicle crashed with a train, causing severe damage to the vehicle.
The driver, unidentified at this time, died due to the collision. No one else appeared to have been injured. At this time, authorities say they believe intoxication may have played a role in the crash. This remains unconfirmed as the incident remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time.