Two dead in single car crash on U.S. 290

Fatal wreck

AUSTIN ( -- Two people are dead following a single-car crash on U.S. Highway 290 East early Friday morning.

Austin Police say the crash happened on the eastbound lanes of the freeway, near Johnny Morris Road.

Investigators say it appears that the vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier. Two people were found deceased when officers arrived on scene.

The eastbound main lanes of the freeway as well as the frontage road are expected to remain closed through the morning rush hour.