Deceased: Justin Richard Shapiro, White male, 05/21/1984
The preliminary investigation shows that a blue 2006 Dodge Caravan was traveling east bound in the 600 block of W. 5th Street. A bicyclist exited a private driveway on the north side of W. 5th Street and turned west bound (wrong way on a one-way) and was struck head on by the Dodge Caravan.
The bicyclist was transported by Austin/Travis County EMS to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. He died as a result of his injuries Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:16 a.m.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 49th fatal traffic crash and the 51st fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 51 fatal traffic crashes and 52 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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