Christopher Nicholson Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on U.S. 183 in Travis County, TX
UPDATE (May 22, 2023): Additional details from the authorities identified the man killed in the accident as 44-year-old Christopher Nicholson. Details also suggest that authorities know the other driver involved abandoned their vehicle and was picked up by a family member. It's unclear if authorities arrested the suspect driver, and additional details are unavailable at this time.
Travis County, TX — April 29, 2023, a motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries following an alleged hit-and-run accident just before midnight along U.S. 183.
Authorities said they were called out to the crash scene at approximately 11:56 p.m. south of Austin near the intersection of U.S. 183 and F.M. 973.
Preliminary information about the accident suggests that a motorcyclist was going along the southbound lanes of the highway at the time. While doing so, a collision somehow occurred involving a car. That car apparently dragged the motorcycle for a few miles and left the scene of the crash.
The motorcyclist, an unidentified 44-year-old, succumbed to fatal injuries. The driver has not yet been identified. Authorities said they located a piece of a headlamp that likely belongs to a GM vehicle, possibly a 2014 to 2018 Cadillac Escalade, according to a witness. No further information is available at this time.