The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a silver, 1979 Vespa Moped was traveling southbound on N. Lamar Blvd. The Moped crossed into oncoming traffic and was hit by a 2017 Toyota Corolla that was traveling northbound on N. Lamar Blvd. The driver of the Moped died at the scene.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 65th fatal traffic crash and the 70th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 71 fatal traffic crashes and 73 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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