Deceased: Zachary Ryan Alexander-Ball, White male (D.O.B. 04-27-91)
The preliminary investigation shows that a blue, 2002 Yamaha motorcycle was driving northbound in the 1300 block of Thornberry Rd. at a high rate of speed. The driver of the motorcycle failed to navigate a sharp curve to head east on to Crozier Ln. and struck a metal gate along the north side of Crozier Ln.
The driver of the motorcycle, Zachary Ryan Alexander-Ball, was pronounced decease at the scene.
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 57th fatal traffic crash and the 59th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 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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