TX Man Elijah Perales ID’d As Motorcyclist Struck In Fatal Austin MoPac Expressway SUV Crash

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AUSTIN, TX. (THECOUNT) — Elijah Perales was identified Thursday as the motorcyclist killed after being struck by a vehicle along the MoPac Expressway in December.

According to a preliminary police investigation, Perales, 22, was operating a 2016 Indian motorcycle that was stopped on the right shoulder near 9500 North Mopac Expressway, in Austin, TX when an SUV, also traveling southbound, drifted off to the right and struck the bike.

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Perales was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Police noted the driver of the SUV remained on the scene awaiting arrival of police, who are still trying to determine if any charges are to be filed.source

Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact police at 911.

Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix, according to wikipedia.

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