On today’s date (04-29-21), at approximately 4:35pm, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the 1800 block of Heather Glen Drive for a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle accident.
Officers arrived and found a male motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet that had lost control of the motorcycle after striking a curb. The motorcyclist was transported to Seton Hays Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A Justice of Peace in Hays County was notified and an autopsy has been ordered. The victim has since been identified as 38-year old Brandon Scott Bowers of Kansas City, Missouri, and next of kin has been notified.
The NBPD Traffic Unit was called to the scene to conduct a complete accident reconstruction investigation. The preliminary results of that investigation indicate that the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the curb and lost control. The incident remains under investigation.
That section of Heather Glen Drive was closed for approximately 2½ hours for the investigation and for crews to clear the scene.