Motorcyclist dies in Southeast Austin car crash

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist is dead after he crashed with a car in Southeast Austin late Tuesday night. According to Austin police, the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of East Riverside Drive. Austin-Travis County EMS transported the motorcyclist, a 22-year-old man, to University Medical Center Brackenridge, but he died a short time later.

Police said a Ford Focus was trying to turn left into an apartment complex when it crossed into the motorcycle’s path. Police said the rider was wearing a helmet.

This was Austin’s 4th deadly traffic crash of 2015 and the 4th death of 2015. At this time in 2014, there were two deadly crashes and three traffic deaths. 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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