A horrific accident claimed two lives on the road near Austin on 1.12.11. Two people were killed and one person was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 290 near the Y in Oak Hill, officials said today.

The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 290 near Fitzhugh Road, officials said. U.S. 290 remains closed in both directions between Oliver Drive and West Circle Drive, said Texas Department of Transportation spokesman John Hurt.

Hurt confirmed earlier reports that the crash involved three vehicles.

“It’s awful,” Hurt said. “They are going to be out there for a while.”

One person with a leg injury was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, officials said.

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