Motorcyclist dead in early-morning crash on Hwy. 281

Highway closed after deadly accident

SAN ANTONIO -- A deadly motorcycle accident closed down several lanes of Highway 281 northbound and East Hildebrand Avenue for close to three hours.

Police said they received a call for a two car accident around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. When officers arrived on scene they found a man dead on the grassy shoulder of the highway and a wrecked motorcycle.

The victim was driving a 2011 red Kawasaki motorcycle.

According to police, no other vehicles or people were seen near the scene of the accident. Police initially said they were unsure if the man was bumped off of the highway or if he lost control of his motorcycle. Police said it appears based on roadway evidence that an unknown vehicle crossed into his lane of travel in the far right lane forcing the motorcycle off  the road into a yellow chevron turn sign and up a nearby grass hill. 



The victim was thrown from his motorcycle and did not survive the injuries received from the crash, police said. The incident will remain under investigation. Police said that when found, the suspect will face criminal charges for failing to stop and render aid.

The highway reopened just before 7 a.m. after police cleared the scene.

The medical examiner was on scene but was unable to make a positive identification of the victim.

(© 2016 KENS)


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