Driver Dead in Austin Crash on 51st Street

On Thursday, September 21, 2023, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 1500 Block of 51st Street. The driver died on the scene.

This incident is being investigated as Austin’s 66th fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 69 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 74 fatal crashes resulted in 76 deaths.

These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Anyone with any information should contact APD’s Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.