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Identity of Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Released

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

Police have released the identity of a man who was killed in an accident that happened Monday evening.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

KWTX News is reporting that police in Killeen have released the identity of a man who was killed on Monday evening. According to police, the motorcycle the man was riding on crashed into the back of a van on US 190.

33-year-old Ellsworth Allen Raup III was killed at about 8 p.m. as he was riding his motorcycle east on the highway when he crashed into the back of the van that was also heading east, according to Killeen spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

A preliminary investigation into the accident has revealed that a 1998 Toyota Sienna was heading east with the black Honda motorcycle traveling behind it at the time of the accident. As the van came to a stop, the motorcycle was following too closely behind the van to stop in time and collided with the back end of the van. The impact sent the man through the back windshield of the van.

The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the van was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing fatalities in motorcycle accidents.

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