Austin police identifies driver from deadly I-35 upper deck crash

Austin Police have identified the driver involved in a fatal accident on the upper deck of I-35 as Michael Jay Moore, 52.

According to police, Moore was driving a white Kenworth semi-trailer truck and attached trailer from 2006 at around 1 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, when it hit the guardrail in the 4300 block of I-35 – and the lower deck of the southern traffic separated. The truck tipped over and Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact cause of the crash is not yet known.

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Fatal crash on I-35

After a crash at 1 a.m., traffic on I-35 was secured throughout the morning

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This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on this case should call the APD (Vehicular Homicide Unit) detectives at (512) 974-4278. You can also submit tips by downloading the APD mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

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