Deceased: Edwin Proenza-Benedit, White male, (D.O.B. 10/17/1999)
The preliminary investigation indicates that the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle operated by Proenza-Benedit was in the left lane of the Research Blvd. service road traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver of a 2004 GMC 2500 truck turned from Jamestown Drive on to the service road. The motorcycle struck the right rear tire of the truck and lost control. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased 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) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 67th fatal traffic crash and the 72nd 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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