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Motorcyclist in east El Paso deadly wreck identified
By: Stacey Welsh and Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Police Department said a 20-year-old man died after his motorcycle collided with a Ford Focus at the intersection of Lee Trevino Drive and Yermoland Drive. The accident happened before 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Detective Mike Baranyay said the motorcycle driven by Frank Powers was traveling southbound on Lee Trevino as the car was turning left onto Yermoland from Lee Trevino. Baranyay said Powers died after he was ejected from the motorcycle.
Police said the driver of the car, Diana Baltazar, was not hurt. Police also do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Baranyay said investigators are looking into any issues with the intersection, including any possible problems with the left turn signal. The police department is not yet sure what caused the accident.
No charges are pending at this time.