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Crash kills motorcyclist
FLORESVILLE -- A 22-year-old man is dead following an early morning crash June 9 on U.S. 181 Business near the River Bend residential subdivision here.
According to Trooper Cory Holmes of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, Wilson County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Johnny Tejada Villarreal pronounced Jarrod Louis Caballero dead at 3:05 a.m.
Holmes said Caballero -- who worked in the oil fields -- and some friends were renting a house in River Bend. The group reportedly had returned from watching Game 2 of the NBA Finals at a sports bar in San Antonio, and Caballero rode his 2014 Harley-Davidson to Whataburger in Floresville.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:45 a.m., while he was headed northbound on U.S. 181 Business and rounding a curve near South Texas Muscle Cars, Caballero was traveling too fast and lost control of the motorcycle. Holmes said the bike skidded into the business’s gravel driveway before Caballero was thrown from the bike.
Caballero, who suffered a broken ankle and severe head trauma, was not wearing a helmet, Holmes said.
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