Former Americas High School football player dies following East El Paso motorcycle crash


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – UPDATE: The El Paso Police Department has released the name of the driver who crashed into a motorcycle that was driven by Jeremy Landavazo.

According to investigators, 38-year-old Christopher Madrid was driving a 2019 Nissan Altima east on Pellicano and was attempting to make a left turn to drive into the Americas High School parking lot.

Police said Madrid failed to yield the right of way to Landavazo who was heading west on his motorcycle and that’s when both vehicles collided.

Americas football coach Patrick Melton has confirmed to KTSM that Landavazo died from his injuries this morning at about 12:30 p.m.

Police confirmed that information in a press release to KTSM 9 News on Thursday.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing.

ORIGINAL: A former Americas High School football player was sent to the hospital following a serious motorcycle crash Wednesday night in East El Paso.

The wreck happened before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Pellicano and Ted Houghton, just down the street from Americas High School.

Americas coach Patrick Melton said Jeremy Landavazo is undergoing surgery to treat his injuries, which police said were serious.

Landavazo graduated last year and was a running back and linebacker on the Trailblazers team.

The investigation into the crash is still being conducted by the El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigations unit.

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