APD: Motorcyclist killed in crash near Buda was intoxicated

TRAVIS COUNTY - A motorcyclist killed on Interstate 35 between Austin and Buda was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to a release from Austin police.

APD said the man identified as Michale Wayne Smith, 39, was traveling southbound in the 13700 block of South IH 35 southbound service bound Friday night when his bike veered off the roadway and into a grassy area.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle re-entered the interstate and toppled over. The man became separated from the bike and died from his injuries at 8:38 p.m.

However, because he was an organ donor, he was transported to Saint David's South Austin Medical Center.

According to APD, this is the 62nd fatal traffic crash in 2016 in Austin.

 

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