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4th deadly motorcycle crash in 48 hours reported in Austin

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Austin has seen a slew of motorcycle crashes in the past two days, continuing a trend of deadly traffic accidents seen last year.


The latest crash was reported just after 3 a.m. Friday, when a hit-and-run between a vehicle and motorcycle left one dead at I-35 near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The other three deadly motorcycle crashes were within two hours on Thursday night.

At 1000 Ed Bluestein Blvd. northbound, first responders responded to a single motorcycle accident around 7:45 p.m. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The next incident was a vehicle-motorcycle crash at 9600 Research Blvd. northbound at 8:30 p.m. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then just after 9:30 p.m., first responders responded to a motorcycle collision that happened at Anderson Mill Road and Centennial Trail. The person was taken to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center for serious injuries.

The Austin Police Department has documented six deadly crashes with 7 fatalities since the start of the year to Feb. 9.

Traffic deaths have been on the rise, hitting records in 2020 and 2021. Last year saw 120 traffic fatalities from 111 crashes.

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