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Bicyclist killed in crash on MLK Blvd. ID’d, suspect arrested


11:44 p.m. update Thursday:

The man struck and killed while riding his bicycle on Martin Luther King Blvd. has been identified and the driver who hit him has been arrested, according to Austin Police

Charlie Bunton, 53, was struck by a vehicle driven by Joshua Brosemer, 38, around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night.

Bunton was pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on crash, which shut down the road for hours, Austin police said.

Brosemer was believed to be intoxicated at the time of the crash and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.

4:37 a.m. update: Martin Luther King Boulevard near Scottsdale Road in East Austin has reopened following a crash that killed a bicyclist, according to Austin Police.

12:07 a.m. Wednesday update: A man has died following a crash involving a bicyclist and another vehicle in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Scottsdale Road, just east of Springdale Road, on Tuesday night, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

Authorities said the male victim was in his 40s.

Earlier: A crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle has shut down Martin Luther King Blvd. in both directions in the area of Scottsdale Road, according to police.

Austin-Travis County EMS reported initially that CPR was in progress on one of the people involved in the crash, which was reported around midnight.

It’s unclear how long the road will be closed.

We’re working to learn more about this crash.


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