City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Time: 1:34 p.m.
Date: May 26, 2022
Location: 8500 block of N Mopac Expressway SB
Deceased: Gregory William Trippe, white male, 01/22/1963
On May 26th, 2022, at approximately 1:34 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a fatal crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle in the 8500 block N Mopac Expressway SB. A preliminary investigation and witness accounts indicate that the motorcyclist Gregory William Trippe possibly lost control, causing his motorcycle to fall. A vehicle attempted to veer out of the way but collided with Trippe. Trippe died at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This crash is being investigated as Austin’s 45th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 46 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 44 fatal crashes resulting in 46 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.