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One person dead following a single-vehicle crash on MoPac

The driver veered her vehicle and hit a metal guardrail.
Credit: John Gusky
An Austin-Travis County EMS ambulance is seen downtown.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have identified the woman killed in a single-vehicle crash on MoPac Expressway in North Austin on Aug. 4.

Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted about the incident shortly after 8 p.m., saying they were at the scene of a vehicle rescue at 11700-11900 N. MoPac near Duval Road. They reported that a single vehicle had crashed into a guardrail.

Minutes later, ATCEMS said an adult patient had been pronounced dead at the scene. Police later identified the driver as 33-year-old Melinda Gonzalez.

Anyone with information regarding this crash should contact the Austin Police Department's Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or use the Crime Stoppers app.

APD said this crash is being investigated as Austin's 63rd fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 64 deaths for the year. On Aug. 4, 2021, there were 67 fatal crashes resulting in 73 deaths. 

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