Motorcyclist killed in Weslaco accident


POSTED: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:09am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:42am

A motorcyclist is killed after attempting to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone.

On Sunday, August 4th around 12:00 a.m. DPS troopers responded to a two vehicle accident on FM 492 and 4 Mile Line.

The vehicles reportedly involved were a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle and a 1997 Plymouth Voyager, both were traveling south on FM 492 with the motorcyclist behind the Voyager.

As the motorcyclist attempted to pass the Voyager, on the left side of the road, the driver of the van made a left turn onto 4 Mile Line causing the motorcyclist to strike the van.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as Francisco Ruben Garcia, 19, of Mission, DPS troopers continue to investigate the crash.

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