Motorcyclist killed after crashing into tree west of Bastrop

Motorcyclist killed in crash on SH 21 near FM 535 in Bastrop County on Jan. 9, 2018. (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)
Motorcyclist killed in crash on SH 21 near FM 535 in Bastrop County on Jan. 9, 2018. (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities in Bastrop County responded to a deadly motorcycle crash on State Highway 21 at Farm to Market 535 in Cedar Creek, Tuesday.

The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. and the Department of Public Safety says no other vehicle was involved the crash. DPS says two or three motorcyclists were riding at a high speed when one rider lost control and drove off the road.

The man killed in the crash, identified Wednesday as 41-year-old Jeremy William Shoumaker, from Dale, was launched 40 yards into a ditch after hitting a tree. Shoumaker, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.

SH 21 was blocked in both directions at FM 535 until around 6:45 p.m.

Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.

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