Date: February 9, 2021
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Location: 4400 block of E. William Cannon Drive
Deceased: Jose Luis Hernandez, Hispanic male, 10/8/1998
The preliminary investigation shows that Jose Luis Hernandez was riding a red, 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound in the 4400 block of E. William Cannon Drive when he struck a utility pole.
Mr. Hernandez was transported by Austin-Travis County EMS to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 11:37 p.m.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6873. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 16th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 17 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 15 fatal crashes resulting in 15 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.