Police ID cyclist, driver in deadly collision on Ann Richards Bridge
Brian Mahy, 26
Austin police have identified the cyclist killed on the Ann Richards Bridge
over the weekend, as well as the driver who struck him.
Officers say 30-year-old Robert Anthony Ramiez was riding a bicycle home from work shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a black Ford Mustang in the far right hand lane of the bridge, located at 100 South Congress Avenue.
The driver of the Mustang, 26-year-old Brian Anthony Mahy, was traveling at a “high rate of speed” in the center lane on the southbound side of South Congress Avenue when he passed a vehicle on the right and crashed into Ramirez, police say.
Mahy originally fled the scene, but later turned himself into police. He is charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony and failure to stop and render aid, a third-degree felony.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Austin Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (512) 974-4779.
Ramirez’ death is Austin’s 53rd traffic fatality of 2012. Last year at this time, there were 41 traffic fatalities.