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Published on May 22, 2024
Tragic Car Crash in Austin Claims Juvenile's Life, Injures Four OthersSource: Facebook / Austin Police Department

A tragic turn took the life of a young individual over the weekend in a car crash in Austin, Texas. The early hours of last Friday were marked by an alarming scene at the intersection of FM 969 Road and Ed Bluestein Boulevard NB Service Road, where a single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a juvenile and injured four others.

As reported by the Austin Police Department (APD), the incident occurred at approximately 1:31 a.m., when one adult and four juveniles were involved in the fatal crash. The driver, identified as juvenile Syniah Norvell, sustained life-threatening injuries and, despite rapid transport to a local hospital, was pronounced dead on Sunday, May 19. The severity of the impact left the other passengers with minor injuries but alive, conveying them to the uncertain sanctuary of hospital care.

This crash has been designated as Austin's 27th fatal crash of the year, leading to an equal number of fatalities in 2024—eight fewer than the same date last year. The preliminary information from the initial assessment of the crash suggests an investigation is still ongoing. "These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change," per the official statement.

The APD's Vehicular Homicide unit is handling the case and urging anyone with relevant information to step forward. Tips can help piece together the moments that led up to this tragedy and can be submitted anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program.