On Saturday, September 9, 2023, at approximately 9:44 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a crash in the 10500 block of North MoPac Expressway SB. A preliminary investigation indicates that a pick-up truck crashed into the guardrail, sending debris across the roadway. A motorcycle traveling southbound then hit some of the debris causing the motorcycle to fall, leaving the unidentified motorcyclist on the roadway. A separate pick-up truck then hit the motorcyclist before leaving the scene without stopping. The motorcyclist died on scene.
This incident is being investigated as Austin’s 64th fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 67 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 71 fatal crashes resulted in 73 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
Anyone with any information should contact APD’s Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.