Bicyclist dead, SH 71 WB now open after crash

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A bicyclist died after a collision with a vehicle near Brandt Drive on State Highway 71 westbound, just east of the U.S. Highway 183 interchange, in southeast Austin.

Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene at 5:50 a.m. The agency tweeted the area will be closed, including traffic on SH 71 westbound into Austin from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Traffic is being diverted on to Brandt Drive.

Traffic on the highway opened around 9:30 a.m.

A bicyclist died after it was hit by a car on SH 71 near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and US 183 Monday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

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