UPDATE: Marble Falls officer killed in motorcycle accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident April 26. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Police Officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident April 26. Courtesy photo

A 36-year-old Marble Falls police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident the morning of Friday, April 26, on his way to work, according to officials.

The city of Marble Falls released a statement April 26 identifying him as Officer Andrew Howe. He joined the Marble Falls Police Department in 2017. Prior to that, he served with the Richardson Police Department for 10 years.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Howe was traveling west on RR 1431 at a high rate of speed on a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle. The DPS report stated the motorcycle had passed several vehicles before cresting a hill with a slight curve about 5 miles east of Marble Falls.

At about 5:20 a.m., the motorcycle left the road to the right near the hill’s crest and continued to travel in the ditch before striking a driveway with a culvert, throwing the driver, according to DPS Sgt. Robbie Barerra. Howe, who was from Leander, was transported by Marble Falls Area EMS to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Marble Falls, where Burnet County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Debbie Bindseil pronounced him dead at 6:41 a.m.

City officials ask that people keep Howe’s family in their thoughts during this time. Funeral arrangements are pending, and the city will update those when available.

editor@thepicayune.com

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