Texas motorcycle rally results in 14 crashes; 7 hospitalized, 1 killed

Raul Diaz Jr., 28, was pronounced dead at the scene during the Republic of Texas biker rally


By Roberto Villalpando
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County EMS said on Monday that among the 14 motorcycle crashes medics responded to during the Republic of Texas biker rally this year in Austin, the agency reported only one traffic death.

From the start of the rally on Thursday until Sunday night, EMS treated 12 people and took seven to the hospital, the agency said.

The only motorcycle rider killed over the weekend, Raul Diaz Jr., 28, was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday after a pickup truck collided with his motorcycle on FM 973 in eastern Travis County.

The driver of the truck, identified as Cesar Corona-Quiterio, 38, was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported.

Diaz’s pregnant passenger was critically injured, and officials said she lost her unborn child as a result of the crash.

Austin-Travis County EMS has an interactive map with information about each of the incidents here.

 

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