AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist died after a crash Tuesday evening on Airport Blvd.

The Austin Police Department responded to the crash in the 300 block of Airport Blvd. at 5:35 p.m. Police said a sedan was traveling north in the outside lane of the road when the motorcyclist, identified as Ernest Costilla, attempted to merge into the lane.

Costilla hit the sedan and was ejected from the motorcycle, APD said. He died on the scene.

The driver of the sedan stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.

This incident is being investigated as Austin’s 104th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 108 fatalities for the year.