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Man Killed In East El Paso Motorcycle Wreck

EL PASO, Texas – An east El Paso motorcyclist becomes the city’s 3rd fatality in as many days, as he crashes into the back of a pick-up truck.

The collision happened shortly after early Thursday morning. Officers tell ABC-7 that 42-year old Octavio Nevarez was heading north on Joe Battle, near Pebble Hills, when he crashed into the back of a Toyota pickup.

According to police Nevarez struck the back of the pickup with such force it peeled off a section of the of the truck’s bed. Officials add that Nevarez landed 300 feet away from his motorcycle.

Emergency crews rushed Nevarez to University Medical Center, where he died a short time later. The driver and passenger of the truck were uninjured.

Police tell ABC-7 Nevarez was wearing a helmet, however speed is considered to be a factor in the wreck. A toxicology report is pending to see if alcohol was also a factor in the wreck.

Nevarez death is the third in as many days, and the second fatal motorcycle accident this week.

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