AUSTIN -- Austin police have released the name of a motorcyclist who died Saturday after hitting a parked car on Lynridge Drive near Highway 183 in Central East Austin.
Daveayon L. Jones, 37, was driving north on Lynridge Drive when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into an unoccupied Ford Expedition that was parked on the side of the road.
Officers said Jones was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where doctors pronounced him dead just before 7 p.m.
No one else was injured.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5312.
This is Austin's sixth fatal traffic crash of 2014 and the eighth traffic fatality. At this time in 2013, there were 12 traffic fatalities in Austin.