Man dies in motorcycle crash on East Howard Lane


APD says rider was not wearing a helmet

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating after a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash on East Howard Lane Wednesday night.

According to police, three motorcycles were heading eastbound when one of them hit a curb near Dessau Road around 7:30 p.m.

The rider, a man in his 30s, was ejected from the bike and was later pronounced dead.

A second motorcycle rider also lost control of their bike but Austin police say that rider had minor injuries.

Police are investigating if alcohol or high speed played a role in the crash which happened in a bend on East Howard Lane.

Police say the motorcycle rider who later died was not wearing a helmet. The rider who had minor injuries was wearing a helmet.

Police had E Howard Lane closed for several hours but reopened lanes at 12 a.m. Thursday.

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