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Police ID victim in Friday's fatal collision

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Update -- The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Edward Aleman Garza.

His death is Austin’s 44th traffic fatality of 2012. At this time in 2011, there were 34 traffic fatalities. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-4779.

Earlier --One man is dead and a child is in critical condition after a wreck in Northeast Travis County.

According to Austin/Travis County EMS, emergency crews responded to U.S. Highway 290 near S.H. 130. A man was pronounced dead at the scene and a child was taken in critical condition to Dell Children’s Hospital.

Police said the crash involved two pickup trucks, one at a red light which was rear-ended by the other. The driver of the moving truck was killed and a 12-year-old passenger was transported to the the hospital in critical condition.

A passenger in the stopped truck suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

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