NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -

A motorcyclist is dead after New Braunfels police said the driver lost control and collided with two other vehicles.

Investigators said the 20-year-old male driver of a 2006 Harley Davidson was northbound in the 31000 block of Interstate 35 shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday when he lost control of the motorcycle.

Witnesses described the motorcycle as swerving to the right, directly onto the emergency shoulder. The motorcyclist hit a Ford Taurus that had stopped to assist a Town and Country van that had broken down on the emergency shoulder.

After striking the Ford, the motorcycle continued skidding into the Town and Country van, hitting the back left corner.

The driver then kept skidding until he stopped in the middle of the highway, his motorcycle stopping past him on the emergency shoulder.

The motorcycle rider was transported to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being held pending the notification of next of kin.

No one was injured in either of the vehicles that were stopped on the emergency shoulder.

The main lanes of Interstate 35 northbound were shut down for a few hours while the traffic unit completed their on scene investigation. The highway has been reopened.

The New Braunfels Police Department traffic unit is investigating the crash.