Motorcyclist dead in wreck on E. US 290 near Tuscany Way; traffic diverted


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday after a wreck in northeast Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.

The first reports of the wreck were made at about 4:36 a.m. at the 7800 block of westbound East US Highway 290. A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, EMS tweeted.

Westbound traffic on US 290 East is closed at Tuscany Way near Waffle House. Drivers headed into Austin from Manor will be affected.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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