Surveillance shows moments before fatal South Austin crash
New video has surfaced from the fatal accident that killed two students and critically injured another person in South Austin. Surveillance video shows the car the teenagers were riding in pass by, at what seems to be a high rate of speed. Seconds later Austin Police say the car veered off the road and into the tree a little before 11:00 Friday morning, splitting the car into two pieces. There were three people in the car; two were killed and another was taken to the hospital. APD says the speed limit on the street is 30 mph and they're working on finding out how fast the car was going.
"The vehicular homicide unit officers will come out with surveying equipment. They will measure several points with the vehicle and they'll plug that information into a computer and hopefully they'll get an accurate speed," says APD.
Neighbors say they have a problem with people driving way too fast on this street, hitting fences and trees. One of the neighbors we spoke with says she tried to get speed bumps put on the road and got a lot of opposition. She says after this, she's trying again.