Motorcyclist killed in crash with pickup truck on FM 1431

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday evening in a crash with a pickup truck in Burnet County.

At around 8 p.m., a pickup was trying to turn westbound on FM 1431 as the motorcyclist rode eastbound — just east of Marble Falls — crashing into the truck near Faith Academy.

The truck driver says she saw the headlights of the motorcycle at the top of the hill, but thought she had enough time to complete the turn.

The Department of Public Safety says the rider, identified as Daniel Eliel, 19, of Marble Falls, died at the scene.

Troopers say multiple witnesses reported a motorcycle riding at a high rate of speed and weaving in between cars. The investigation is ongoing to determine the exact speed of the motorcycle and any other factors that may have contributed to the crash.

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