One man dead after multiple vehicle accident near Mansfield Dam involving an 18-wheeler

Multiple first responders were at the scene of a fatality involving an SUV and a H-E-B 18-wheeler on Oct. 21. DARRELL DAVSLEY

By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News

A man died in a fatal accident on Wednesday, Oct. 21 on RM 620 near Mansfield Dam.

At approximately 3:10 p.m. near 4221 N. RM 620., Austin-Travis County EMS said it responded to the crash after getting initial reports indicating that an adult was pinned in their vehicle and there were multiple vehicles involved. One of the vehicles was an H-E-B semi-trailer truck.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue reported that after the extensive resuscitative efforts on the scene by medics of Austin – Travis County EMS, LTFR and StarFlight, they obtained a “deceased on scene” pronouncement, according to ATCEMS.

Travis County Sheriff’s confirmed with a tweet that “One dead after multiple vehicle accident on RM 620 near Mansfield Dam.”

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers also responded to the fatal crash on RM 620. They are the lead agency involved.

“Preliminary reports indicate that a Chevrolet Suburban travelled across the center line and crashed into a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer,” according to Deon Cockrell, sergeant with Texas Department of Public Safety.

“As a result of the crash, one male has been pronounced deceased,” Cockrell said.  

The crash is currently under investigation. 

Alicia Keenan Williams reported on the 620/71 Traffic & Accident Report site that when the 18-wheeler hit the white SUV it was “full speed, no brakes. My house is just above the scene. It shook my windows like an explosion. The whole top of the SUV was smashed and the front driver side was nearly gone.”

Multiple first responders were at the scene of a fatality. StarFlight was called but reportedly left without the victim. DARRELL DAVSLEY

As of 5:20 p.m. Travis County Sheriff’s tweeted that “One lane of FM 620 is open in each direction. Expect delays.”


#LTfirefighters are working a major collision on 620 at Mansfield Dam. 620 is SHUT DOWN in both directions. Please plan accordingly and provide space for rescue crews work quickly and safely.ATCEMS reports that multiple agencies are responding to vehicle rescue at 4221 N RM 620 with extrication in progress.KLBK states 620 is closed in both directions and StarFlight is on the way.

Traffic was backed up on RM 620 for hours after the initial calls came in about the fatality near Mansfield Dam. Photo by Paula Kaisner