Austin man killed in motorcycle crash near Hutto

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HUTTO, Texas – The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a crashed Thursday afternoon near Hutto.

DPS said Michal Bradford Simms, 55, of Austin was traveling westbound on U.S. 79 east of Hutto shortly before 2 p.m. Nov. 16 when his motorcycle crossed the eastbound lanes and left the road. Simms fell and struck a utility pole while DPS said his motorcycle continued traveling on the grassy shoulder and stopping next to a stopped train.

DPS did not release any additional details.