UPDATE: Police identify rider killed in Tuesday’s Northeast El Paso motorcycle crash

El Paso News

El Paso, Texas (KTSM) – Wednesday morning, El Paso Police Department (EPPD)identified the motorcycle rider killed in an early Tuesday morning.

According to the EPPD, 28-year-old Joan Sebastian Ortega was killed when the driver of a 2011 Chevy Silverado – 69-year-old Bill Quattlebaum – allegedly failed to yield the right of way to Ortega.

Preliminary investigation revealed the 2017 Suzuki GSX driven by Mr. Ortega, was traveling southbound
on the 9800 Block of Dyer in the left lane. Mr. Quattlebaum, who was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling eastbound on Annette St. and was attempting to cross Dyer St.

Mr. Quattlebaum began to cross Dyer St. and failed to yield the right of way to Mr. Ortega who clipped the front of Mr. Quattlebaum’s vehicle which caused Mr. Ortega to lose control and enter the center median and strike a tree.

el paso police department release

Quattlebaum was not injured in the collision, and the investigation continues.

EPPD officials add that this is the 59th fatality compared to 63 at this time last year

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