Fatal Crash Claims One Life in South Lamar Area

A fatal crash occurred on Monday, November 20, 2023, at approximately 12:12 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Ben White Boulevard (westbound) in the South Lamar Area. Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to the incident involving a sedan and an SUV.

The driver of the sedan, identified as 35-year-old Ugochukwu Mbakwe, lost his life at the scene. The occupants of the SUV, including the driver and a passenger, emerged from the collision unharmed. Both individuals are actively cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

It is crucial to note that these details are based on the initial assessment of the crash, and the investigation is still pending. The fatality information provided may be subject to change as authorities continue their inquiry into the circumstances surrounding this devastating incident.

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 austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.