Austin man killed on U.S. 290 in Henly

An Austin man was killed May 14 after he attempted to prevent his motorcycle from striking a sedan that was turning onto Hwy 290 near Henly.

Ryan Schaner, 48, of Austin, has been identified as the victim in the accident, according to a Department of Public Safety spokesperson.

The collision took place around 12:08 a.m. May 14 along U.S. 290 at mile post 548 at Henly Loop.

The spokesperson said the operator of a 2015 Honda Civic, identified as Catherine Coursen, 28, of Austin, was stopped at a stop sign at Henly Loop, but failed to “yield to the right-of-way” while turning left onto U.S. 290.

A 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Schaner, was traveling westbound on 290 when it attempted to avoid striking the Honda.

As a result, Schaner went into a right side skid and struck the Civic.

Schaner was transported to St. David’s Medical Center South Austin, where he later died as a result of his injures. Schaner was pronounced dead at 1:12 a.m., the spokesperson said.

The accident is still under investigation and is not yet complete, the spokesperson said. Last week’s fatal collision marks the third to take place on U.S. 290 between Henly and Oak Hill in 2017.

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