Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 9:23 p.m.
Location: 1600 block of W. Howard Lane
Deceased: Mitchell Jacob Levy | White male | 11/19/1994
The preliminary investigation shows that Mitchell Jacob Levy was approaching the 1600 block of W. Howard Lane on his black, 2016 Yamaha Motorcycle from the east when he lost control just prior to the Howard Lane/Metric Boulevard intersection. He slid into the path of a westbound white, 2016 Ford Explorer that was attempting to turn southbound on to Metric Boulevard. The impact of the crash caused the Ford Explorer to roll on its side.
Mitchell Jacob Levy was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Lisa Lene Aiken, was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas for non-life threatening injuries. She was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated. Her intoxication does not appear to have caused the crash.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
Lisa Lene Aiken
This is Austin’s ninth fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in nine fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were four traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.