Austin- SUV crash on North Mopac kills one
Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 5:09 am
The victim who died in a car accident on North Mopac Expressway has been identified, police say.
The Austin police have identified the victim as 22-year-old Elijah Perales.
According to reports, the wreck took place at around 8:30 p.m. A 2016 Indian motorcycle was resting on the right hand shoulder of the highway when, for yet unknown reasons, an SUV heading south veered onto the right and struck the motorcycle. The impact of the collision killed Elijah Perales instantly.
The driver of the SUV, whose identification is yet to be released, remained at the scene. He is cooperating with the investigators.
Local firefighters were also requested at the scene to assist in the clearing of the site.
Anyone with information that will give light to what happened during the time of the incident is encouraged to come forward.
We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We strongly believe that authorities will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Following a fatal accident, it is important to be familiar with the rights you are entitled to. If you or your loved one is a victim in an accident caused by inattentive actions of another driver or other entity, you may have the right to file for compensation.