UPDATE: EPPD identify man killed in Saturday motorcycle crash


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – On Monday, El Paso Police identified the motorcyclist killed in a wreck Saturday night.

29-year-old Roberto Miguel Lopez Jr. was driving a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja north on Zaragoza in the right lane of traffic when, according to witnesses, Lopez “appeared to lean to one side and veered right.”

The motorcycle struck the curb, continued traveling over the sidewalk and struck a rock wall. Lopez became
separated from the vehicle in the crash and received critical injuries.

Emergency crews rushed Lopez to a hospital, where he later died. His death is the 50th traffic fatality of 2021, compared to 55 at that same time last year.

At this time, this crash remains under investigation by the Special Traffic Investigations Unit.


One man killed in East El Paso motorcycle crash

A man has died following a single Motorcycle crash at Zaragosa and Cashew on Saturday evening.

According to the El Paso Police Department, the man was taken to a local hospital and later died from his injuries.

Zaragosa between Cashew and Gerainium is closed in both directions following the crash.

The El Paso Police Department Special Traffic Investigators responded to the crash.

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