Motorcyclist killed in north Austin crash identified

Deadly motorcycle crash on nortbound frontage of US 183 near Anderson Square on Dec. 4, 2017. (KXAN Photo)
Deadly motorcycle crash on nortbound frontage of US 183 near Anderson Square on Dec. 4, 2017. (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist who police say died in a crash while racing another vehicle earlier this week has been identified.

The crash happened around 1:10 p.m. on the northbound frontage road of US 183 near North Lamar Boulevard on Monday. Police say motorcyclist Edwin Proenza-Benedit, 18, was in the left lane of the frontage road traveling at high rate of speed when he hit a pickup truck that turned onto the road. Proenza-Benedit lost control and crashed. He died at the scene.

Austin police say a few minutes before the crash, they received 911 calls reporting a driver in a car and a motorcyclist were racing along US 183. A short time later, another 911 call came in stating the motorcyclist crashed.

 

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