Blood collected under new law

Austin police early Tuesday drew the blood of a drunken driving suspect — without a previously required search warrant who was involved in a crash and had an 11-year-old boy in the car. The incident happened 28 minutes after a new law took effect that gives police...

Driver sought in fatal wreck

Police are looking for the driver of a pickup that crashed Sunday morning in the 6100 block of Reicher Drive in Northeast Austin, leaving a passenger dead. About 6 a.m. Sunday, the driver lost control of a teal Chevrolet pickup, and if flipped over, police said. The...

Woman badly burned in wreck

A woman was taken to University Medical Center Brackenrisge hospital by STARFlight Saturday afternoon after she was badly burned on her face during a vehicle crash on Texas 71 West. The three-vehicle collision took place about 12:30 p.m. near the intersection with...

Man sentanced in fatal wreck

A man convicted of intoxication manslaughter has been sentenced to prison for a wreck that killed a Johnson County woman. Brandon Burchfield, 19, got a 10-year sentence in the 2008 death of Nogaelda Zavala.  Burchfield had a blood-alchohol level more than twice the...

Boat collision sends 3 to hospital

Several people, including a 4-year-old boy, were injured during a boat collision on Lake Austin at dusk Saturday, according to emergency officials. The boy was taken to the hospitale with a head injury. The collision occured just before 8 p.m. when one recreational...

Tire blowout kills two in head-on crash

A wreck that killed two truck drivers and spilled hundreds of gallons of raw sewage onto a Bastrop County highway Wednesday was caused by a tire blowout, officials said Thursday. Department of Public Safety officials said that George Center, 37, of Austin was driving...
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