Two children killed in crash near Walmart in Cedar Park

These are the first two traffic fatalities of the year in Cedar Park


Two children were killed in a crash near the Walmart in Cedar Park Wednesday afternoon, police said.

A collision between a 2016 Nissan Rogue and a 2008 Dodge Ram truck happened on West Whitestone Blvd. and Walton Way near U.S. 183 at about 3:50 p.m. Upon arriving, officers found two small children passengers of the Nissan deceased on scene, Daniel, 1, and Elijah Chaudhary, 8.

These are Cedar Park’s first two traffic fatalities of the year, police said.

The female driver of the Nissan has been identified as Zara Salman, 31. She remains in critical condition at the hospital, police said.

The driver and passenger of the Dodge Ram were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police added that a witness pulled one of the children from the vehicle and verified that at least one of them were buckled in. 

Elijah attended Winkley Elementary School in Leander.

The Cedar Park Police Department’s Traffic Division is continuing their investigation into the collision. Witnesses with information are encouraged to call 512-260-4834.

This story was updated Jan. 11 at 11:55 a.m. to reflect the most recent information available.