According to NBC’s KXAN, on December 8, an 8-year-old boy was killed while standing outside of a vehicle that lost control during icy conditions on Highway 183 in Austin.
Just before 11 p.m., a family got out of their Ford Mustang after being involved in an accident on Highway 183 near Burleson Road. The driver of the Mustang had lost control due to ice on the road.
While the family was investigating the damage, an 8-year-old boy and his 53-year-old grandfather were struck by a white Chevy pickup that had also lost control, killing the child immediately. The Chevy side-swiped the Mustang coming the other direction and did not stop. The grandfather was taken to the hospital with major injuries, and the boy’s uncle was also injured. The victims were being followed in another car by family members who were unable to see the license plate of the truck responsible. Police are currently searching for the driver of the white Chevy.
As roads worsened throughout the night, numerous multiple-car collisions happened on Highway 183 and Texas 71 in both east and south Austin. Local authorities shut down portions of the highway while crews waited for sand trucks from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). According to TXDOT, almost every major highway from east Travis and Williamson Counties to as far as La Grange and College Station had reports of dangerous ice on the roads.
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