UPDATE: Rider from last week’s Northeast El Paso motorcycle wreck dies

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police Department officials have identified the rider killed in last Thursday’s early morning crash.

38-year-old Ruben Escobedo, a resident of Northeast El Paso, was struck by a truck, driven by 41-year-old Jesus Diaz, of Chaparral, New Mexico.

El Paso Police Department officials say the wreck happened shortly after 2 a.m. on US54 and Hondo Pass.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Titan driven by Mr. Diaz, was traveling northbound in the center lane on US 54 North Milepost #27 when he was struck from behind by a 2018 Harley Davidson being driven by Mr. Escobedo.

Mr. Escobedo became dislodged from his motorcycle and suffered severe injuries

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EPPD officials say that Escobedo was transported to University Medical Center Hospital, where he died.

Officials add that the investigation continues.

This is the 60th fatality compared to 64 at this time last year.

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