COLEMAN – Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed Tuesday night that two men were killed in a head-on crash near Coleman on motorcycles.
As previously reported, on Sep. 24, troopers with the Texas DPS worked a crash that killed two motorcyclists. For the original story see: Multiple Fatalities Reported in Crash Outside of Coleman
New information released by the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the identities of the two killed as 40-year-old John Roger Ortiz of Lake Charles, LA, and 42-year-old Rogelio Espinoza, of San Antonio.
The DPS stated in the release that a 2017 Nissan Frontier was traveling north on US Highway 84. A 2016 Harley Davidson FLHR motorcycle and a 2004 Harley Davidson FLSTCI motorcycle were traveling south on US Highway 84.
For an undisclosed reason the Frontier steered left across the center stripe striking the motorcycles head-on. The driver of the Nissan was a 72-year-old woman who was taken to Hendricks Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.
Social media rumors alleged that the driver of the Frontier was texting and driving. The DPS could not confirm if this was true or not.