Former Buda resident killed in wreck

Staff Report

Two people were killed, one a recent Buda resident, and four children were injured following a head-on collision along U.S. 290 in Oak Hill Thursday.

Robbi Lynn Sluder, 58, of Austin, formerly of Buda, and Brian Tobias Suddath, 49, of Austin, were identified as the victims in the accident, said a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson.

Four 11-year-old boys were also injured and were transported to Dell Children Medical Center. Three of the boys are in serious condition and one is in stable condition, the spokesperson said.

Thursday’s accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on U.S. 290 roughly 1.5 miles west of Austin.

According to the spokesperson, a 2013 Jaguar, driven by Sluder, was traveling westbound on U.S. 290 when it crossed the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic.

A 2001 Honda FJ Cruiser, driven by Suddath, took evasive action attempting to avoid a collision. Both vehicles hit on the front left side, the spokesperson said. It is unknown at this point how fast the vehicles were going at the time of the accident.

Sluder and Sudduth were both pronounced dead at the scene, the spokesperson said. Their bodies were transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

It is unknown at this time if drugs, alcohol or medical issues contributed to the crash, the spokesperson said. DPS is investigating the accident.


Updated March 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

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