DEL VALLE: Police ID motorcyclist who died in crash

Austin police have identified a motorcyclist who died after turning a sharp curve and crashing into a metal gate in Del Valle on Sunday, authorities said.

Zachary Ryan Alexander-Ball, 26, died at the scene, in the 1300 block of Thornberry Road, Austin police said. Police responded at 2:19 a.m.

Alexander-Ball was headed north on Thornberry Road when he tried to turn onto Crozier Lane and head east, police said. He struck a metal gate along the north side of Crozier Lane.

This was Austin’s 59th fatality of 2017, police said. At this time in 2016, 60 people had died in traffic incidents.

This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Austin police Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at 512-974-4424.

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