EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 25-year-old motorcyclist who crashed into another vehicle on Sunday died of his injuries on Monday.
Ricardo Mota was northbound in the left lane at the 4700 block of Dyer St., according to investigators with the El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigators Unit. Mota reportedly cut into the second lane of traffic and crashed into a 2020 Dodge Challenger driven by a 20-year-old driver. The driver was southbound, making an eastbound turn into a private drive.
Mota, who was wearing a helmet, suffered serious injuries. He was transported to University Medical Center where he died. The driver and passenger of the Challenger were not injured.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation. This is the 18th traffic fatality of 2021, compared to 22 this time last year.
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash involving a car Sunday afternoon.
It happened just before 5 p.m. in the 4700 block of Dyer Street, near Tanya’s Gridiron, in Central El Paso. Emergency dispatchers tell KTSM 9 News that one person was transported with critical, life-threatening injuries.
El Paso Police’s Special Traffic investigators have been called out to investigate. Expect closures in both directions along Dyer Street in the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.