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.