One dead in Leander crash

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — One person is dead following a crash at the intersection of State Highway 29 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander.

The Texas Department of Public Safety tells KXAN News deputies notified them of the crash at 12:32 p.m. Friday.

Troopers say a 2006 Harley Davidson was headed south on Ronald Reagan when it collided with a 2001 Toyota pickup heading westbound on Highway 29.

The motorcyclist, 69-year-old John William Hawthorne, was taken to nearby St. David’s Hospital where he died. The driver of the truck was not injured.

DPS officials said it was unclear who had the right of way.

No further details were immediately available. 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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