One dead in fatal auto-motorcycle crash in South Austin

February 06, 2019 - 7:42 am
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AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A man is dead following a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and two cars in south Austin, officials say.

The accident happened around 7 a.m. at the intersection of West Oltorf and South 6th Street.

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Austin-Travis County EMS originally described the vehicle as a scooter, but it was instead a small motorcycle. Austin Police say a Mini Cooper was traveling westbound on Oltorf as it crossed South 5th Street, losing control and sliding into the path of an oncoming motorcycle traveling eastbound.

The motorcycle driver, who police say was a white male in his 30s and was wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Following the crash, a second vehicle struck the motorcycle. Both drivers stayed on the scene and are cooperating with police.

While crews were working that scene, a teenager was injured further east on Oltorf at a bus stop. Police say a pickup, leaving a convenience store, went into a tailspin on the wet pavement and struck the teenager. He was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Police say their investigation is ongoing, but it appears that either weather conditions or speed may have played a factor in both cases.

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