Elderly man killed after crashing into tree near Hwy 71 and 290 identified
The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a man killed in a crash with a tree on Monday morning.
The crash happened in the 9100 block of Towana Trail between Hwy 71 and U.S. 290 around 10:30 a.m.
DPS says 79-year-old Sherrell Don Cole of Austin was driving eastbound on Towana Trail in a Chevy Malibu when the vehicle crossed over to the left side of the roadway.
Cole collided with trash cans as the Malibu crossed residential driveways. The Malibu spun clockwise before the left side of the vehicle crashed into a tree.
According to DPS, Cole died at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation.