EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A 47-year-old man from Amarillo is dead after a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle Friday night, Sept. 15, according to the El Paso Police.
Police say the Special Traffic Investigators responded to a crash involving a motorcycle at the 400 block of North Yarbrough in El Paso’s Lower Valley.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Reynaldo Rodriguez, 47, a resident of Amarillo, Texas, was traveling northbound on Yarbrough when he lost control and struck the center median curb.
Police say Rodriguez was dislodged from the motorcycle and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a local hospital but died due to his injuries.
The main contributing factor to this fatality is the failure to control speed, according to police.
This is the 53rd traffic fatality compared to 51 at this time last year.