Motorcycle Crash Kills Odessa Man 7/14/13
CBS 7 News
July 14, 2013
ODESSA-The fatal crash happened just before 2:00 PM Sunday. Odessa Police say motorcyclist William Love ran a red light and crashed into 53 year old Mary Olivas's Chevy Trailblazer, sending him over her vehicle.
Olivas had just left church with her two grandsons when witnesses say that William Love ran the red light and hit her trailblazer.
Moments later two of Love's friends arrived to the scene and were devastated when they heard the news. Friends and family of Love declined to comment.
Olivas, was too emotional to talk, but her brother Jesse Porras explained for her,
"A young man said the other guy took off because the light turned green for him. They were conversing, so he wasn't paying attention and he thought he could go too."
A motorcyclist himself, Porras said today's crash is a reminder for everyone to pay extra attention.
Odessa police say love wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.