Police charge man with intoxication manslaughter in fatal Travis Co. motorcycle crash

A man died and a woman was critically injured after a motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck on FM 973 in east Travis County on Saturday, June 10, 2017. (KXAN/Andrew Choat)
A man died and a woman was critically injured after a motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck on FM 973 in east Travis County on Saturday, June 10, 2017. (KXAN/Andrew Choat)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A man died and an injured pregnant woman lost her baby when a motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck in east Travis County Saturday afternoon, said the Texas Department of Public Safety. Both people are in their 20s.

It happened at about 4:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of South FM 973 just south of FM 969 while the ROT Biker Rally was going on nearby at the Travis County Expo Center.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2010 Ford F150 was driving northbound on FM 973 when the truck veered into the southbound lane, hitting a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle.

Cesar Quiterio (Austin Police Department Photo)
Cesar Quiterio (Austin Police Department Photo)

Austin-Travis County EMS pronounced 28-year-old Raul Diaz dead at the scene. The woman, who was thrown from the motorcycle, suffered critical, life-threatening injuries. Medics transported her to Dell Seton Medical Center. Authorities later said the woman’s baby did not survive.

Police arrested the driver of the truck, 41-year-old Cesar Corona-Quiterio on charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

The southbound lanes of FM 973 were blocked for nearly four hours while investigators from the Texas Department of Public Safety and TCSO inspected the crash scene.

While the ROT Biker Rally is going on, ATCEMS is maintaining a website tracking all motorcycle-related incidents. According to that site, there were three incidents on Thursday, June 8, and two on Friday, June 9. Today’s crash is the first fatal incident during this year’s rally.

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