Deceased: Deion Lee Odom, Black male (D.O.B. 12-21-93)
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling westbound on Cesar Chavez when the driver lost control, left the roadway and struck several objects. The driver 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) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 68th fatal traffic crash and the 73rd 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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