According to several news outlets, including the website of the El Paso Times, Alfonso Armendariz IV, 26, was riding his 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at a high speed when he lost control of his bike and struck a wooden utility pole, thrown off his seat and dying at the scene.
This accident took place along the 1200 block of Copia Street, in Central El Paso, part of a city in western Texas, around 10 p.m. last Saturday night on January 28th 2017.
Armendariz was reportedly not wearing a helmet, no one else was riding with him at the time, and police, who are still continuing their investigation, believe that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.
According to the 2015 Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts, released annually by the Texas Department of Transportation, the Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for the year was 1.43 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled, a 2.05% decrease from 2014.
There were 3,531 deaths recorded for 2015, a 0.14% decrease from the previous year.
There were 459 motorcyclists, both operators and passengers, killed in 2015 as a result of motor vehicle traffic accidents, and 52% of those who lost their lives were not wearing helmets at the time of the fatal crash.