Deceased: Elijah Perales, White male, D.O.B. 3-29-96
The preliminary investigation shows that the 2016 Indian motorcycle driven by Elijah Perales was stopped on the right shoulder of N Mopac SB when an SUV, also traveling southbound, drifted to the right and struck Perales. Perales was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the SUV remained on site. Investigators are still working to determine whether charges will be filed.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 72nd fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in 73 fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were 71 fatal traffic crashes and 76 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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