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.