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Austin Parks & Recreation Facilities Remain Closed Due to Inclement Weather

Feb 12, 2021 01:35 pm

Due to ongoing inclement weather conditions, the Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) is keeping year-round City pools, tennis centers, golf courses and the Zilker Botanical Garden closed. These facilities will remain closed until freezing temperatures subside and allow for operations to resume. 

PARD cemetery gates may have delayed openings. If scheduled committal services, interments, or gate openings are not feasible due to weather conditions, a funeral home/family will be notified and asked to reschedule at no additional charge.

PARD would like to remind park patrons to be cautious when visiting icy parks, cemeteries, or trails. Winter conditions can pose weather related hazards including accumulated ice and snow that impacts trees.

PARD will continue to monitor weather conditions over the next several days and will reopen facilities as conditions allow.

Information on PARD facility closures is available at austintexas.gov/parkclosures and will also be posted to PARD's Facebook and Twitter accounts (@AustinCityParks)

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Fatality Crash in the 900 block of E. Koenig Lane Svrd WB

Feb 12, 2021 12:11 pm

Case:            21-0360616

Date:             February 5, 2021

Time:            12:10 p.m. 

Location:      900 block of E. Koenig Lane Svrd WB

Deceased:    Mark Coley Davis, White male, 2/10/1964
 
The preliminary investigation shows that a tan, 2008 Ford Expedition was in the left lane of westbound traffic on E. Koenig Lane when the driver unsuccessfully attempted to brake and change lanes in order to avoid striking a bicyclist that was cycling against the flow of traffic on a one-way street. The bicyclist, Mark Coley Davis, was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he was pronounced deceased at 12:54 p.m.
 
The driver of the Ford remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. Driver impairment was not a factor in the crash.

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

This is Austin’s 12th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 13 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities.
  
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

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Fatality Crash in the 4300 block of N. IH-35 Upper Deck SB

Feb 12, 2021 09:29 am

Case:          21-0350057

Date:          February 4, 2021

Time:          1:03 a.m. 

Location:    4300 block of N. IH-35 Upper Deck SB

Deceased:   Michael Jay Moore, Black male, 11/28/1969
 
The preliminary investigation shows that Michael Jay Moore was driving a white, 2006 Kenworth semi-truck and attached trailer when he struck the guardrail separating the upper and lower deck of southbound traffic in the 4300 block of N. IH-35. The unit overturned.
 
Mr. Moore was pronounced deceased on scene at 1:39 a.m. The exact cause of the crash is not yet known.

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

This is Austin’s 11th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 12 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities.
 
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

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