Austin Police Department and St. David's North Austin Medical Center representatives held a media briefing Feb. 14 to provide an update on the Feb. 13 car crash at St. David's emergency room that killed the driver and injured five other individuals.

What happened

APD Public Information Officer Ariel Crumes said APD officers responded to a crash into the medical center's emergency room around 5:35 p.m. on Feb. 13. The driver, 57-year-old Michell Holloway, was killed. Five others were injured, including two pediatric patients. One injured patient was transferred to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center and is in stable condition.

Crumes said the cause of the crash is still in the early stages of being investigated, but there is no indication that the accident was intentional or due to a medical episode.

What you need to know

St. David's Chief Medical Officer Peter DeYoung said over 30 people worked overnight to clean up the waiting room. The hospital has since resumed operations, and EMS transport reopened at 7 a.m.

  • The north entrance remains closed, but visitors and staff can use the east, south and west entrances as well as the children's hospital and women's center entrances.
  • Patients arriving for surgery are being asked to enter through the hospital's west entrance.
  • Counselors and chaplains will be available for hospital staff.