Deceased: Messiah Zion Mouton, Black male, DOB 12/05/05
The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a 1997, red BMW was traveling northbound in the 6000 block of Springdale Road and lost control. The vehicle skidded sideways before flipping and striking a utility pole.
The passenger in the vehicle, Messiah Zion Mouton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s seventh fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in seven fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were five fatal traffic crashes and six traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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