Motorcyclist, 32, dies after colliding with Jeep
April 26, 2013 at 7:03 a.m.
Updated April 26, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.
Daniel Blue House loved to fish.
The 32-year-old Victoria man died in a motorcycle crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 77.
Friend Rachel Johnson met House in 2008.
"He was an original, to say the least," she said. "He always spoke his mind, always had a smile and always talked about his family.
"He was what you would call 'a force of nature.' I will forever be grateful I knew someone like Blue and never forget the smiles he put on my face."
The wreck occurred about 10:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 77, also known as Zac Lentz Parkway, about 2 miles south of U.S. Highway 87, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Gerald Bryant.
House was driving a 1985 Yamaha when it crossed the center line and collided with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Aberta Rodriguez White, of Victoria.
House, who was not wearing a helmet, was dead when emergency workers arrived, said Victoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Roger Hempel.
He was pronounced dead at 10:55 p.m. by Stuart Posey, Victoria County justice of the peace.
A portion of the roadway was closed for about 2 1/2 hours, and emergency workers were on scene until 1:30 a.m., said Hempel.
House worked at Quail Creek Municipal Utility District and was a recent graduate of the Victoria College welding program.