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Eagle Pass, Texas — February 22, 2013

A Corpus Christi man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday according to police.

Robert R. Sanchez Jr., 35, was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup at the intersection of Main Street and Veterans Boulevard. The Eagle Pass Police Department stated that Jose Maria Lopez was driving the pickup, and he suffered minor injuries.

Mr. Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:50 p.m. Mr. Lopez was hospitalized briefly for his injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed—an increase of 2 percent over the 5,174 motorcyclists killed in 2007. There were 96,000 motorcyclists injured during 2008.

If you were involved in this accident, or a family member to someone involved, and would like an official copy of the police report, you can make a request with this form.

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