Motorcyclist killed in wreck on E. US 290 frontage road; traffic diverted


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist is dead after a wreck on a frontage road of East U.S. Highway 290 in northeast Austin Friday morning.

The wreck was first reported around 8:45 a.m. at the 10180 block of E. U.S. Highway 290 on the westbound service road, according to the Austin Police Department.

A white pickup truck and motorcycle were both headed westbound when the crash happened, according to Sr. Police Officer Jermaine Kilgore.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the white pickup truck made an improper turn at some point in the intersection and that’s what caused the crash,” Kilgore said in a press conference.

The motorcyclist, a man in his mid-40s, was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the white pickup truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.

All traffic is diverted onto Parmer Lane. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and traffic diversions are expected to be in place until about 12:30 p.m. You can check alternate routes on the interactive KXAN Traffic Map.

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