Motorcyclist dies after colliding with a pickup in South Austin
A crash Sunday night near South Congress Avenue and Alpine Road left a motorcyclist dead, according to police.
A 2005 Chevrolet pickup was pulling out of a private drive in the 3600 block of South Congress Avenue when it and a motorcycle crashed about 10 p.m., police said.
The Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling south and hit the driver’s side of the Chevrolet.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he died, police said. The truck’s driver was not injured.
Police said it is unclear whether alcohol or speed was involved in the accident. This is Austin’s 26th traffic fatality of the year, according to authorities.