According to the Monitor, 20-year-old Tino Ramirez was transported to Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco with life-threatening after his motorcycle collided with an 18-wheeler in Donna He was pronounced dead shortly after.
Authorities say Ramirez was traveling southbound on FM 493 when a 1994 Kenwoth tractor truck struck his motorcycle. DPS say the driver of the truck did not see Ramirez and struck the motorcyclist while attempting a right turn from Atlanta Road onto FM 493.
The accident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed. The driver of the semi was not injured.
Texas Trucking Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):