The driver of a pickup was killed after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop early Tuesday morning and crashing into a tree on Garden Street, according to Austin Police.
At approximately 12:22 a.m. an officer observed a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driving with no headlights. As the officer initiated a stop the driver accelerated eastbound on Garden Street. Police say the vehicle ran several stop signs, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.
The driver, identified as a Hispanic male, was pronounced dead at the scene. Four passengers were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
APD later discovered that the Nissan had been reported stolen.
Anyone with any information is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unite Detectives at 512-974-8266.