Motorcyclist killed in north Austin crash identified

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist who police say died in a crash while racing another vehicle earlier this week has been identified.

The crash happened around 1:10 p.m. on the northbound frontage road of US 183 near North Lamar Boulevard on Monday. Police say motorcyclist Edwin Proenza-Benedit, 18, was in the left lane of the frontage road traveling at high rate of speed when he hit a pickup truck that turned onto the road. Proenza-Benedit lost control and crashed. He died at the scene.

Austin police say a few minutes before the crash, they received 911 calls reporting a driver in a car and a motorcyclist were racing along US 183. A short time later, another 911 call came in stating the motorcyclist crashed.

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