By LYNETTE HAALAND
Four Points News
Three people lost their lives on RM 620 in the Four Points area in 2020. Fatalities happened on July 22 at RM 620 and Quinlan Park Road at 8:17 p.m., on Aug. 26 at 7655 RM 620 at 6:44 a.m., and on Oct. 21 in the 4200 block of RM 620 at 3:12 p.m.
On July 22 at RM 620 and Quinlan Park Road at 8:17 p.m., DPS troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash. The 2014 Kia Forte, occupied by four females, was traveling northbound on RM 620. The 2015 Jeep Wrangler, occupied by a male driver was traveling southbound on RM 620. For unknown reason, the Kia travelled across the double solid yellow lines and into the west bound lanes and struck the Jeep head on. As a result of the crash, one of the female passengers in the Kia identified as Raven Guyton, age 24, from Manor was pronounced dead at the scene. The three female passengers in the Kia were transported by Travis County EMS to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center. The driver of the Jeep was treated at the scene and released. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Travis Fire Rescue and Travis County EMS assisted at the scene, Sergeant Cockrell stated.
On Aug. 26 at 7655 RM 620 at 6:44 a.m., the Austin Police Department responded to multiple calls about a five-car incident. The investigation indicated that Jacob Byrd was attempting to make a left turn out of Tin Tara apartments when he collided with a white, 2014 Jeep Cherokee that was northbound. Byrd was ejected from the blue, 2008 Honda Accord he was driving at which time three other eastbound vehicles became involved.
The driver of a white or silver SUV slammed on her brakes, presumably to avoid striking Byrd, when she was hit by a black, 2020 Acura Integra. The Integra was then rear ended by a silver, 2010 Toyota Tacoma.
The driver of the SUV, described as a White female, estimated to be in her mid-40s with short blonde or grey hair and a thin build, got out of the vehicle to check on the driver of the Integra before fleeing the scene.
Byrd was pronounced deceased on scene at 7:10 a.m. This was Austin’s 55th fatal traffic crash of 2020, according to APD.
On Oct. 21 in the 4200 block of RM 620 at 3:12 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a fatal crash. The 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling westbound in the left lane. The 2017 Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer was traveling eastbound. For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet traveled crossed the center turn lane into the eastbound lane and struck the Volvo. After striking the Volvo, the Chevrolet traveled back into the westbound lanes and crashed into a 2020 Subaru Outback. As a result of the crash, the driver of the Chevrolet identified as Thomas Martinez, age 56 from Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Deon Cockrell, DPS sergeant.