Cyclist killed in collision with CapMetro near University of Texas’ Royal-Memorial Stadium

Emily Hernandez

A man was pronounced dead on the scene after he collided with a Capital Metro bus near Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Monday night.

The man was pronounced dead by Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services after responding to a report of a person trapped under a CapMetro bus at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and East 23rd Street, according to two of their tweets Monday. 

In a press conference held a few hours after the incident, UT Police Chief David Carter said the bus and the cyclist were both heading northbound on San Jacinto Blvd. when the collision happened. There were eight people aboard the bus and no one else was injured, Carter said.

UTPD tweeted Tuesday afternoon the medical examiner confirmed the victim was not a student or staff member of UT.

UTPD spokesperson Noelle Newton said UTPD is hoping to get the name of the victim today, and they are currently interviewing witnesses and investigating the accident.

In another tweet, UTPD asked for passengers who were on the bus during the crash and left the scene before police arrived to call 512-471-4441, ext. 9 to speak with a detective.

The portion of San Jacinto Boulevard that was closed when UTPD was on the scene of the crash has since been reopened.

CapMetro said they are working with APD and UTPD in an active investigation and cannot provide further details in a statement released Tuesday morning.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the deceased,” the statement said.