Motorcyclist Dead After Accident on Gateway West

Motorcyclist Dead After Accident on Gateway West

POSTED: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:18pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 4:23pm

UPDATE: 1:22a.m. - Sheriff's Deputies have identified the victim in Tuesday night's deadly motorcycle accident in East El Paso.

He is 23-year-old Ivan Tovar.  Witnesses told investigators that Tovar was speeding when he lost control of his motorcycle and veered off the road.  He was thrown off the bike and flew about 250 feet.

The crash happened just after 5:30 Tuesday night on Gateway West Blvd. between the Eastlake and Horizon exits.

Deputies say Tovar was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head injuries.  He was taken to Del Sol Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

EL PASO - A deadly accident took place on Gateway West, Tuesday night.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said a speeding motorcyclist veered off the road, and crashed on the shoulder.

This happened between the Eastlake and Horizon exits.

Police said the man was thrown from the bike, and suffered fatal head injuries.

"He was wearing no helmet...speed is a factor and at this time, we don't know if alcohol was involved," said spokeswoman Chris Acosta, with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators are trying to figure out how the accident happened. Police aren't releasing the identity of the victim.

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People should really stop judging the way other people drive. We all have forgotten to check our blind spots, put our turn signals so stop being so judgemental. No one would want any family member to die in such a young tragic way. I agree that there should be a law to make it a requirement to wear you helmet while on a motorcycle until than several people will unfortunately e lost thier lives due to this. I know his mother was worried that her sons would ride without it, and any mother would b

The majority follow the laws that go with being a responcible driver. Then you have the small group that dont ware a helmet and speed like they are the only ones on the road. Im sorry that this young man lost his life and my prayers go out to the family. However, with all the deaths that have been happening lately because of recklesness and no helmet, the officials should open there eyes and make it a law to wear a helmet.I always wear my gear,even when its hot. I want to arive alive.

My beloved we all will miss you. Yes you left a family behind but we all know you are in a better place and free as you always were. As you had always been here for all your friends and taking care of us no matter what we are here for your family always! R.I.P Ivan Tovar, Our Flaquito!

Ivan You will be missed so so much!! We love and may you rest in peace!!

I cannot agree with you more! I constantly see them driving at least 30 miles over the posted speed limit, going in between traffic and making their own lane, using the shoulder to pass people, etc., etc., the list keeps going on and on. They have no respect for themselves or others!

When will these motorcyclists learn that they are not invulnerable and that they are just accidents waiting to happen due to the way they drive their bikes!! I'm so glad that my 22 year old gave up driving his motorcycle. Everytime he left the house on his bike I was a nervous wreck because I know how careless they are. They don't realize that they leave a family behind that will greive their loss for years to come.

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