Biker dies in East Austin collision

Deadly crash on E. 7th (Chris Nelson/KXAN)
Deadly crash on E. 7th (Chris Nelson/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Police say a motorcyclist was killed Friday when he ran a red light and smashed into the side of a pick up truck on the city’s east side.

Marcus Antonio Samuel Jr., 21, was pronounced dead at the intersection of Pedernales and 7th Streets. Police say he was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident happened.

Police tell KXAN News they are still investigating the crash but believe high speed contributed to the crash.

A police officer reported seeing the motorcycle rider speeding closer to downtown Austin and running a red light. The officer followed, and came upon the crash around 3:56 a.m. Friday. 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. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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