San Antonio – 50-year-old Motorcyclist Dies after Colliding with a Pickup Truck on US 281
Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 8:44 am
The motorcycle rider who died in a fatal collision with another motor vehicle on US 281 has been named by San Antonio law enforcement officials, reports said.
Authorities identified the fatality was identified as Gilberto Plaza, 50. At around 10:00 p.m., Plaza was sitting beside his Harley Davidson in the 12000 block on U.S. 281, not far from Stone Oak Parkway, when he was hit by a dark-colored pickup truck that was traveling along the southbound lane. The force of the impact killed Plaza on scene.
The driver of the pickup did not stop to check on Plaza. He drove off the scene and still remains at large as of this writing.
Anyone who may have relevant information about the case or details about the location of the vehicle or the hit-and-run driver should get in contact with the authorities.
An investigation is underway.
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