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Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter in South Austin

A driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after Austin police said she struck and killed a motorcyclist with her truck in South Austin late Sunday.

Police said 39-year-old Amber Thompson was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram in the southbound lanes of the 6800 block of Interstate 35, south of William Cannon Drive, at 11:13 p.m., when she hit a safety barrier and drove into the center lane of traffic.

She then struck 33-yearold Jessica Sears, who was riding a gray 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, police said. Sears was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thompson was not in the Travis County Jail on Thursday, according to online county records.

Driver injured in September crash in East Austin has died

A driver who was hospitalized last month after an East Austin crash has died, Austin police said.

Police identified the driver as 53-year-old Jeffrey Bourgeois. He died Friday from injuries received during the crash on September 27th at the intersection of Springdale Road and U.S. 290.

Investigators say Bourgeois was driving a Toyota Corolla east on U.S. 290 around 5:50 a.m. when another driver in a Honda Accord ran a red light at the intersection and crashed into him.

Bourgeois’ vehicle then crashed into another driver in a Nissan Quest, police said.

All three drivers were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center. Police on Thursday did not release the conditions of the other two drivers.

Police ID man killed in hit-and-run over the weekend in North Austin

Austin police on Thursday identified a man who was killed in a hit-and-run in North Austin over the weekend as 52-year-old George Grant.

According to a preliminary police investigation, Grant was walking in the street near the intersection of Burnet and McNeil roads shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, when a black 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck going north on Burnet Road hit him.

Grant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, whose front panel could have damage on the driver’s side, drove away from the scene.

Anyone with more information about any of these incidents can call Austin police at 512-974-6935.

Tipsters can also use the Austin PD app for free on iPhone and Android.
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