AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police identified the man who died after a motorcycle crash on MoPac Expressway near U.S. Highway 183 in northwest Austin on May 26.
Police said, based on a preliminary investigation and witness statements, Gregory William Trippe, 59, possibly lost control that caused his motorcycle to fall. A vehicle tried to move out of the way but collided with Trippe. Trippe died at the scene.
ATCEMS said the crash occurred in the southbound lanes near 8500 N. MoPac Expressway around 1:30 p.m.
This crash is being investigated as Austin’s 45th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 46 deaths. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 44 fatal crashes resulting in 46 deaths, APD said.
Anyone with information should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You can provide tips anonymously. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD.
The Austin Police Department shut down U.S. 183 southbound from Loop 360 to Spicewood Springs Road, and that included all entrance/exit ramps and flyovers that lead to MoPac southbound to investigate the crash.