Motorcyclist killed in East Austin crash

Police are investigating a deadly crash involving several motorcycles. (Paul Shelton / KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist is dead Saturday night following a crash on Ed Bluestein Blvd. near 51st street, Austin police said.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the crash involving four motorcycles and a vehicle, happened shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. Medics transported a motorcycle driver, a 42-year-old man, to University Medical Center Brackenridge with CPR in progress. He died from his injuries at the hospital.

Medics also transported two women to Brackenridge with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say two of the motorcycles “bumped” and both lost control. One of the bikes ran into the back of an SUV, and the driver of that motorcycle became pinned underneath the SUV. Bystanders freed him and performed CPR, police said, but the man later died from his injuries.

“There’s always a lot of people in town,” said APD Sgt.Karl Haverland. “Everybody needs to slow down, take their time and look out for one another.”

Investigators do not suspect foul play at this time. Police have northbound Ed Bluestein down to one lane in the area while vehicular homicide detectives investigate the collision.

This is Austin’s 23rd deadly traffic crash and the 23rd death of 2015. At this time in 2014 there were deadly crashes and 22 traffic deaths.

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