Gaines County, TX – Marcus Ortega Killed In Motorcycle Crash On US-180
Gaines County, TX (July 10, 2019) – The deceased victim who was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash in Gaines County has been identified by authorities. The accident took place on Monday, July 8th, at around 8:38 a.m. on US-180 near Seminole.
Texas Department of Public Safety reports that 22-year-old Marcus Ortega was traveling westbound on US-180 while riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. A driver of a pickup trucking driving eastbound struck Ortega when the pickup turned left, striking the motorcycle.
Ortega was transported to Seminole Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. He was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
The driver of the pickup was 60-year-old Carlos Guevara, who was also taken to a hospital for treatment of sustained injuries.
The crash is currently under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marcus Ortega at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
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The NHTSA claims that nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents happen annually across the United States, resulting in over 300 deaths. Blind spots can cause a driver to crash if they do not use their side mirrors correctly or fail to check before changing lanes or turning. Motorcycle riders are often injured in blind spot accidents as they are often harder to see.
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