Fleeing drunk driver kills traveler

Robert Benn, who had just flown into Austin after the birth of his third grandchild, was heading from the airport to his hotel about 10 p.m. Monday when police said he neared Airport Boulevard and Bolm Road in East Austin. Just then, investigators said, a motorist in...

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...
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