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Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Closes Freeway Flyover

Update 1:15 p.m. APD confirm the motorcyclist killed this morning was a 50 year-old man, but haven't released any more details, pending notification of his next of kin.

Police say the man hit a guardrail on the flyover from I-35 to 290 just after 10 a.m. and fell over the rail onto the service road some 30 feet below. Police will keep the flyover closed as they investigate the cause of the accident.

Update: 12:05 p.m. Austin Police say I-35 is open, but the flyover from East 290 to I-35 is still closed.

Update: 11:08 a.m. More news, via Twitter:

Austin-Travis County EMS Public Information Office tweets: ‏

Motorcycle fatality, I35\Hwy 290. 60's year old male thrown from the motorcycle and over the guard rail, landed on Hwy 290 EB.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo tweets:

Was advised of our first motorcycle fatality of this ROT Rally week at 290 and 35. Let's hope we don't have any others.

Original post: Austin Police say a crash involving a motorcycle has shut down both the upper and lower decks of Interstate 35 Southbound.

The flyover from East 290 to I-35 is also closed.

We’ll update you when roads open back up.


Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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