Deceased: Robert Lance Trewitt, White male (D.O.B. 1-22-55)
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2002, blue, Chevrolet truck was traveling southbound in the 8400 block of Research Blvd. in the inside lane when it swerved into the right lane to avoid a collision. When the Chevrolet entered the right lane, it struck a 1998 BMW motorcycle from behind, knocking the driver off the bike and over a retaining wall. The driver fell to the frontage road where he sustained serious injuries. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died as a result of his injuries on Wednesday, December 13, 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) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 70th fatal traffic crash and the 75th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 72 fatal traffic crashes and 74 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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