Motorcyclist crashes along I-35 overpass, falls to death

Christopher Ray Saucedo

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 21-year-old man fell to his death early Saturday after his motorcycle crashed along a South Austin overpass.

Police identified the rider as Christopher Ray Saucedo on Monday.

Saucedo was riding along the westbound ramp from northbound Interstate 35 to Ben White Boulevard, about 1:15 a.m., when his bike hit a concrete barrier on the north side of the ramp. Saucedo then fell into northbound lanes of I-35.

He died at the scene.

The case is still being investigated and anyone with information is asked to call the Austin Police Department vehicular homicide unit at 512-974-4424.

This was Austin’s 27th deadly traffic crash and the 34th fatality of 2014. At this time in 2013, there were 42 fatality crashes and 43 deaths.

In a similar incident on June 27, 52-year-old Rae Rippetoe-Blair died after her motorcycle crashed on the northbound ramp from MoPac to northbound U.S. Highway 183. She lost control of her bike and crashed before falling from the flyover. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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