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Teenage motorcyclist dies after collision

By Gheni_Platenburg
Aug. 18, 2010 at 3:18 a.m.

Victoria police investigate the site where a 17-year-old Victorian was killed. The accident occurred about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Loop 463.

A 17-year-old man was killed after a Wednesday evening motorcycle-truck collision at the intersection of Loop 463 and Airline Road.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Citizens Medical Center by Dr. Penny Thamwiwat, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Around 6:15 p.m., the motorcyclist was traveling east on Loop 463 and was struck by a blue Mitsubishi truck that was attempting to make a left turn onto Loop 463 from Airline Road, said Victoria Police Sgt. Erica Padilla.

Padilla said the Mitsubishi, possibly in a failed attempt to avoid the motorcycle, then struck a green Chevrolet truck that was stopped at the stop sign on Loop 463 waiting to turn left onto Airline Road.

The motorcyclist struck the windshield of the Mitsubishi, according to Lt. Jason Cross.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, which held three teenage females, was taken to Detar Hospital.

The extent of her injuries was unknown.

The Chevrolet had a male driver, who was uninjured, said Cross.

Police were waiting until the motorcyclist's next-of-kin were notified before releasing his name, Padilla said.

Padilla said everyone was wearing their seatbelts.

The names of the other parties involved with the accident were unknown as of Wednesday evening.

The accident shut down several traffic lanes for more than an hour.

Eastbound lanes on Loop 463 from Ben Jordan Street to Airline Road were closed, as well as Airline Road from Loop 463 to John Stockbauer Drive.

The accident is still under investigation.

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