Location: 4800 block E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Deceased: Charlie Bunton, Black male (D.O.B. 3-31-63)
Arrested: Joshua Christopher Brosemer, White male, 38 years of age
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2011 black Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling westbound in the 4800 block of E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the inside lane. The bicyclist was traveling eastbound in the inside westbound lane. The Toyota and the bicyclist crashed head-on in the inside westbound lane.
The bicyclist, identified as Charlie Bunton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Intoxication is a contributing factor in this case. Brosemer was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 12th fatal traffic crash of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 12 fatal traffic crashes.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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