Gerardo Martinez Gonzalez, 30, has been identified as the man who hit a guardrail near Montopolis Drive late Wednesday night and was thrown from his vehicle to his death.
According to the Austin Police Department, Gonzalez was driving southbound at the 6700 block of Metropolis Drive at a high rate of speed when he failed to turn at a right curve in the road. This is when he stuck a guard rail, then hit a light pole along the curb.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
As police continue to investigate, they invite anyone with information regarding the crash to call APD at 512-974-4424.