OVERNIGHT: Motorcyclist killed in wreck in downtown Austin

Dec 05, 2017
Austin Community Newspapers Staff

A motorcycle crash in downtown Austin left one man dead and prompted authorities to close West Cesar Chavez Street for several hours early Tuesday.

The wreck happened near the Seaholm Power Plant and the Lamar Boulevard overpass just before 1 a.m., Austin police said.

The victim was a man in his 20s and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, Austin-Travis County EMS reported.

Austin police told KXAN-TV the motorcyclist apparently lost control of his bike, leading to the crash.