Teen cyclist killed after colliding with car in East Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 16-year-old boy was killed Saturday while riding his bike down Johnny Morris Road. Police said Brian Silva was headed south near Walnut Creek about 6:30 p.m. when he swerved to the left and collided with the side of a car traveling in the same direction.

Silva was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he later died.

Police say the case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 512-974-5312. This was Austin’s 43rd deadly traffic crash and the 45th death of 2015. At this time in 2014, there were 22 deadly crashes and 28 deaths.

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