APD identifies man killed in N. Austin motorcycle crash

(CBS Austin)

The Austin Police Department identified the fatal victim of a motorcycle crash that occurred in the 8300 block of Research Blvd. near Jamestown Drive.

According to APD, 19-year-old Edwin Proenza-Benedit was pronounced dead at the scene.

APD say the preliminary investigation indicates that the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle operated by Proenza-Benedit was in the left lane of the Research Blvd. service road traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver of a 2004 GMC 2500 truck turned from Jamestown Drive on to the service road.

The motorcycle struck the right rear tire of the truck and lost control.

This accident is still under investigation. APD is asking anyone with information about this case to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at 512-974-8544.

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