On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at around 5:33 p.m., officers from the Austin Police Department (APD) were dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the 6900 block of North Lamar Boulevard. The driver involved in the incident, identified as 67-year-old Frederick Terrell Waits, was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Mr. Waits succumbed to his injuries on August 26 while undergoing medical care at the hospital.

This incident is being investigated as Austin’s 61st fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 64 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 65 fatal crashes resulted in 66 deaths.

These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.

Anyone with any information should contact¬†APD’s Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.