Update: The Las Cruces Public Safety Department identified the motorcyclist as 33-year-old El Pasoan Alfredo Giron III.
Traffic investigators say Giron's was riding his motorcycle south on I-25 and got off at the University Avenue exit. Witnesses reported to investigators that Giron was speeding and driving erratically right before the crash.
Investigators tell ABC-7 that when Giron turned west onto University Avenue, he lost control of the motorcycle, hitting a curb and crashing into a retaining wall. His motorcycle caught fire soon after.
Giron was thrown off of the motorcycle and transported to Memorial Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Giron was wearing a helmet, according to investigators.
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KVIA) -- Las Cruces Police confirm that a person is dead following a motorcycle crash in Las Cruces.
Investigators say the crash happened just before 2:30 PM on Monday, July 31 at University Avenue near I-25.
"Details are limited at this time, but it appears to be a single-vehicle crash," a police spokesperson said in a tweet Monday.
ABC-7 is working to learn more about what led up to the crash. Stay tuned for additional details.
@LasCrucesPolice are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, on University Avenue near I-25. Details are limited at this time, but it appears to be a single-vehicle crash. More info will be provided at an appropriate time.— Las Cruces Police Department (@LasCrucesPolice) July 31, 2023