Deceased: Tracy Allen Dam, Asian male (D.O.B. 10/08/68)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2015 red Ducati motorcycle was traveling southbound on Pearl Retreat Lane at a high rate of speed when it pulled alongside of another vehicle travelling southbound and revved the motor. The Ducati motorcycle was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when it accelerated quickly causing the front wheel to lift off ground. The motorcycle lost control while it was on the one wheel. The motorcycle jumped the east curb. The motorcycle continued to travel onto the grass before crossing the street and hitting the fence on the west side of the roadway.
Austin-Travis County E.M.S. transported the driver of the motorcycle, Tracey Allen Dam, to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries at 6:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 35th fatal traffic crash and the 37th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 38 fatal traffic crashes and 38 traffic fatalities.
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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