Motorcyclist killed in crash on Interstate 35, Live Oak police say

Northbound lanes have since reopened

Interstate 35 at Toepperwein Road was closed on Thursday, March 3 due to a crash. (TxDOT)

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a crash on Interstate 35, according to Live Oak police.

Officers responded to the scene just before 7 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the highway near Toepperwein Road.

According to Live Oak police, witnesses said the male motorcyclist was traveling north on the highway and attempted to pass an 18-wheeler.

At the same time, another vehicle merged into the same lane as the motorcycle. The vehicle then hit the motorcycle from behind, causing the motorcyclist to crash.

The motorcyclist died in the accident. His name and age have not been released.

Police do not believe speed was a factor. No other injuries were reported.

At this time, the crash is under investigation, and it is unclear if anyone will face charges.

The crash caused the northbound lanes of I-35 to close for a few hours, but they have since reopened.

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