Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash ID’d by Austin Police
AUSTIN, TX – On Tuesday, 33-year-old Melissa Briones got involved in an accident when she veered into oncoming traffic causing her motor vehicle to catch fire while pinned under a semi-truck.
The cops identified the driver on Thursday who died in the accident that happened on FM 1327.
On 9th of August, Briones was travelling east in the 500 block of FM 1327 near the Interstate 35 interchange. She was behind the wheel of a blue 2008 Ford Focus when she crossed the double yellow lines and hit the side of a garbage truck at about 4:30 p.m. which was heading west prior to hitting the front of a semi-truck traveling in the same direction.
According to the police, when the cops approached the accident spot, Briones’ motor vehicle was on fire pinned under the semi-truck. She was pulled from the motor vehicle which was extensively damaged and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is under investigation by the police and they are trying to know if the accident is caused due to alcohol.
This is the 40th individual who died in the accident this year in a road accident. There were 63 deaths reported in the previous year at this time of the year in Austin.