Luis Torres died at the scene, authorities say.
Officials told ABC13 that as vehicles on the highway were at a standstill, a driver in a maroon car was speeding and struck the back of Torres' car. It then hit a white pickup truck, causing them to crash into an 18-wheeler.
The driver of the maroon vehicle, Sheila Brown, went to the hospital. Brown, 33, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter along with failure to stop and render aid in a death.
Her bond is set at $60,000.
Brown was arrested for DWI by the Austin Police Department in November 2013.
The driver of the white pickup truck and the 18-wheeler were not injured.