News: Electrical fire in West Campus condo building displaces 10 people

AUSTIN, TX – An electrical fire at a condo building in West Campus led to about 10 people being displaced this afternoon, according to the Austin Fire Department. 2406 Rio Grande update, fire is out. Confined to space between 1st and 2nd floor. Cause electrical. 5 condos with approximately 10 people displaced until electricity repaired.— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) March 2, 2021 The fire occurred at about 3:30 p.m. at 2406 Rio Grande Street, in the space between the first and second floors. AFD stated that the fire was… Read More

News: Motorcyclist reportedly hurt after trying to pass on shoulder

AUSTIN, TX – A motorcyclist was likely injured during a collision with another vehicle in northwest Austin last week, according to MyAccidentReport. The crash occurred on N FM 620, in the Oaks neighborhood, at 3:50 p.m. Friday, when the operator of a black 2019 KTM motorcycle attempted to pass on the right shoulder. The front right of the motorcycle collided with the back right of a blue 2010 Nissan operated by a 36-year-old woman.   The motorcyclist, a 35-year-old man who was reportedly unlicensed, sustained what authorities believe to be minor injuries. The other driver was not hurt. If you… Read More

News: APD identifies man killed in pickup vs. truck crash on Feb. 21

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Police Department has released the identity of a man who died after he crashed head-first into an 18-wheeler on I-35 last month. This is an update to a previous story. Austin Police reports that 67-year-old Jose Rufino Cortez De Paz was killed on February 21 at about 2:35 a.m. in the 10300 block of I-35 N. Cortez De Paz was driving a maroon 1989 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck against the direction of traffic when he collided head-on with a black 2006 Peterbilt 18-wheeler. He died at the scene. The… Read More