Motorcyclist dies after being hit by vehicle on Oltorf and South 6th


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist died after a driver slid into his path in south Austin Wednesday morning, Austin police say.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the man was riding a motorcycle when he was hit at around 7 a.m. at the corner of Oltorf Street and South Sixth Street. The area is just south of Ricky Guerrero Park approaching Auditorium Shores.

A spokesperson for Austin police said the driver of a mini cooper was going westbound on Oltorf, lost control and slid into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist. That’s when the motorcyclist hit the side of the mini cooper and the motorcycle was struck by the driver of another Honda SUV.

The man who is about 30 to 35 years of age was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver did not go to the hospital.

Slick roads with morning rain and speed were factors in this crash, the APD spokesperson said. 

EMS first said it was a scooter that was involved in the crash but later clarified in a tweet that said “This wasn’t an electric scooter. It was a motorcycle type of scooter.” A spokesperson told KXAN it looks like a small, gas-powered motorcycle.

Expect delays in the area as lanes are closed.

While police responded to this collision, they also got a call blocks away about an 18-year-old student who was hit after a truck went into a tailspin on the slick road.

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