EL PASO - A motorcyclist is dead, after a traffic accident in Northeast El Paso this afternoon.
The fatal accident happened at the intersection of Gateway North and Diana off US 54. El Paso police said the driver of a four-door sedan hit the motorcyclist, sending the motorcycle onto the divider. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
"The Dodge Charger entered into the intersection against a red light, causing it to collide with the motorcycle. As a result of that, the male operator of that motorcycle was transferred to William Beaumont Army Medical Center, where he has died," said El Paso Police Dept. spokesman, Darrel Petry.
Police have yet to release the victim's identity or the cause of the accident.
This is the fifth traffic-related death so far this year.