Police identify motorcyclist killed in I-10 crash

Police have identified man killed in I-10 crash.

Special traffic investigators with the El Paso Police Department have identified the motorcyclist killed in an accident on Interstate 10 West at McRae Boulevard.

In a press release police said, on Friday just before 4:30 p.m., 46-year old Roberto Galarza was riding a motorcycle in the left lane on I-10 West before traffic slowed causing him to brake and lose control. As he lost control of the motorcycle, he fell into the lane next to him and was struck by a tractor-trailer that was traveling west in the middle lane, police said.

Galarza died at the scene, according to police.

The collision caused I-10 westbound near Yarborough to close for about five hours before it was reopened just before 9:30 p.m.

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