Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are on the search for the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run in southeast Austin on Saturday night.
The incident occurred around 11:56 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 183 and FM 973, according to a DPS press release. A 44-year-old motorcyclist, whose identity has yet to be released, was heading south on U.S. 183 on a 2003 Suzuki when he was struck by a car and later died on the scene.
According to a witness description, a possible 2014 to 2018 Cadillac Escalade dragged the motorcycle underneath the front of the vehicle for approximately 3 miles south before entering the ramp to Toll 45, the release said.
DPS said a plastic piece of a General Motors headlamp was found at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid and is currently being searched for by investigators.
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact DPS at 512-424-7193.
This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Texas DPS seeks driver connected to deadly motorcycle hit-and-run