City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Time: 7:12 p.m.
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Location: 500 E Slaughter Lane
Deceased: Benjamin Garcia, White male, 04/22/1984
On Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 7:12 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a crash between an SUV and a motorcycle in the 500 block of E. Slaughter Lane. Benjamin Garcia, the motorcyclist, was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time later. The driver of the vehicle was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.
This incident is being investigated as Austin's 34th fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 34 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 37 fatal crashes resulted in 38 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
Anyone with any information should contact APD's Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.