Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 1:03 a.m.
Location: 4300 block of N. IH-35 Upper Deck SB
Deceased: Michael Jay Moore, Black male, 11/28/1969
The preliminary investigation shows that Michael Jay Moore was driving a white, 2006 Kenworth semi-truck and attached trailer when he struck the guardrail separating the upper and lower deck of southbound traffic in the 4300 block of N. IH-35. The unit overturned.
Mr. Moore was pronounced deceased on scene at 1:39 a.m. The exact cause of the crash is not yet known.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 11th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 12 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 13 fatal crashes resulting in 13 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.