Motorcyclist killed in crash on SH 71 in southwest Austin identified

A motorcyclist was killed on SH 71 near Silvermine Drive in southwest Austin on April 12, 2018

A 26-year-old motorcyclist died last week after a driver in an SUV failed to yield while driving onto State Highway 71 in southwest Austin, police say.

The crash happened on Thursday, April 12 at 5:39 p.m. on SH 71 near Silvermine Drive. Austin police say Ethan Childress was on his motorcycle traveling westbound when he collided with a Toyota Rav4.

Police say the driver of the Rav4 failed to yield while attempting to turn left out of a private drive. 

Childress was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later. 

Anyone with information about the crash should contact the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544.

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