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AUSTIN, Texas — A truck accident involving a garbage dump truck and blue pickup truck in Southeast Travis County, Texas has killed one person this morning.

One person was killed when a garbage truck collided with a blue pickup truck on the State Highway 130 service road near Austin, TX on February 22, 2013. Photo credit: Chris Nelson / KXAN

One person was killed when a garbage truck collided with a blue pickup truck on the State Highway 130 service road near Austin, TX on February 22, 2013. Photo credit: Chris Nelson / KXAN

According to Travis County deputies, the crash happened Friday morning, Feb. 22, on FM 812 at State Highway 130 when a garbage truck collided with a blue pickup truck near Austin, TX.

Map showing location of a fatal accident between a garbage truck and a pickup truck on the State Highway 130 service road at Farm to market 812 about 12.6 miles southeast of Austin, TX on February 22, 2013.

Map showing location of a fatal accident between a garbage truck and a pickup truck on the State Highway 130 service road at Farm to market 812 about 12.6 miles southeast of Austin, TX on February 22, 2013.

Austin News reports:

The lanes heading east on FM 812 are closed, and traffic is being diverted to SH 130. The lanes heading west, however, are open.

Officials said the lanes heading east will be closed for a while as authorities clear the wreckage and Texas Department of Public Safety detectives investigate.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.


Blog post by Austin truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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