Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after major collision in Kyle

UPDATE – 3:13 p.m. 

Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said the motorcyclist airlifted to an Austin hospital following a major crash Monday passed away overnight.

Kyle Police continue to investigate the accident.

EARLIER 

One man was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition Monday after the motorcycle he was operating collided with a pickup truck along Old U.S. Highway 81 in Kyle.

Kyle Police Captain Pedro Hernandez said the crash happened at approximately 8:22 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Old U.S.Highway 81 and South Street in Kyle.

Hernandez said a 2004 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle was traveling southbound on Old Hwy 81 when it struck a 2009 Chevy Avalanche on the passenger side door. The Avalanche was traveling westbound on South Street, Hernandez said.

A Kyle resident, who was the operator of the motorcycle, was airlifted via StarFlight to a hospital where he is in critical condition and currently undergoing surgery, Hernandez said.

A San Marcos resident, who was the driver of the Avalanche, was treated for minor injuries at Seton Medical Center Hays.

The cause of the accident is unknown and Kyle Police’s crash investigation team is still investigating.

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