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Motorcyclist dies after hitting flyover wall, falling into U.S. 290 lanes below, Austin police say

He was found dead on the westbound lanes of U.S. 290.

AUSTIN, Texas — A motorcyclist died Sept. 11 after crashing into the wall of a flyover at U.S. 290 and U.S. 183 and going over the wall, the Austin Police Department said several days after the crash.

The APD said Joe H. Ogg, 41, was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. 290 when he "failed to negotiate the curve" and hit the wall on the flyover. He then went over the wall and fell into the westbound lanes of 290 below. 

Police said when they got there at around 4:37 a.m., Ogg was dead.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 512-974-8544.

Austin-Travis County EMS said this was the second person to die on Austin's highways that morning in less than a few hours. 

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