POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:57am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 8:05am
WESLACO, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a motorcycle accident that took the life of the operator on Monday morning.
The crash occurred at 6 a.m. on Monday, October 7th on Lott Road east of South River Road when the driver of the motorcycle, identified as Rene Gonzalez, 26, of Weslaco failed to negotiate a curve and lost control.
Gonzalez was operating a 2004 Honda 1300 and made a right side skid onto a unimproved shoulder. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators have ordered a toxicology report to see if alcohol might have been a factor.