Weslaco Man Killed in Donna Motorcycle Accident

A Weslaco man sustained fatal injuries after the motorcycle he was riding was stuck by an 18-wheeler Monday night.

Details of the Fatal Accident

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

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,903 people were killed in trucking accidents in the United States in 2014.
  • Texas led the nation in commercial trucking-related fatalities with 553 deaths reported.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in Texas in 2014:
    • 114 were occupants of large trucks
    • 398 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 41 were listed as nonoccupants



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