Teen identified as victim in deadly Southwest Austin crash

Driver dies after vehicle hits tress in Southwest Austin Saturday morning. (Photo: CBS Austin)

Austin Police have identified the person who died in a vehicle crash in Southwest Austin this past Saturday.

APD says on March 18 at approximately 8:07a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Southwest Parkway following reports of a collision.

Upon arrival, officers located a 2009 Dodge Charger at the scene. The driver died while paramedics were transporting him to a nearby hospital.

According to the preliminary report, the vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 4200 block of Southwest Parkway at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, drifted off the left side of the roadway, into a grass median and struck a tree.

The victim has now been identified as 19-year-old Nicholas Joseph Young.

This accident is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8255.