Motorcyclist killed Monday on Research Blvd. was 18, police say

Dec 07, 2017

A motorcyclist who died on Research Boulevard on Monday has been identified as 18-year-old Edwin Proenza-Benedit.

Austin Police Department Photo: AMERICAN-STATESMAN file photo/Jessalyn Tamez

Police said Proenza-Benedit was riding his 2007 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle on the service road of the 8200 block of Research Boulevard when a GMC pickup truck turned onto the road from Jamestown Drive.

Proenza-Benedit slammed into the right rear tire of the pickup and lost control. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are still investigating the crash and are asking anyone with additional information to call Austin police’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-8544.