AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 35 Friday morning.
39-year-old Jason Ross Godwin died at the scene after crashing with an unknown, light-colored SUV. The driver of the SUV left the scene and hasn’t been found yet, Austin police said.
The early morning crash shut down the northbound Interstate 35 lower deck near Manor Road in central Austin. Police got a call about the wreck at 3:20 a.m.
APD says this crash is being investigated as Austin’s ninth fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 10 fatalities for the year. On this date in 2021, there had been 17 fatal crashes, resulting in 18 fatalities.
Anyone with information should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You can also send tips to APD’s app on iPhone and Android.
Two people died after two separate crashes involving motorcycles last Thursday night in Austin. And on Friday just after 11:30 a.m. on East Stassney Lane at Teri Road, one adult was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries after another motorcycle crash, ATCEMS said.
Also last week, one person died after a crash involving a motorcycle on the S. MoPac Expressway Service Road northbound at W. William Cannon Drive.
Because of all the crashes, ATCEMS posted safety tips for motorcycle riders on social media.