Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 5:07 p.m.
Location: 6000 block of E. Stassney Lane
Deceased: Graham Blake Tillerson, White male, (D.O.B 08/27/1992)
The preliminary investigation shows that an unattended white, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe was stalled in the outside lane of westbound traffic in the 6000 block of E. Stassney Lane. Graham Tillerson was riding a black, 2016 Indian Scout motorcycle in the same lane and swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting the stalled Tahoe, but struck the back left corner of the SUV.
Mr. Tillerson was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 6:16 p.m.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 65th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 70 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 67 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.