37-year-old McAllen man killed in motorcycle crash; good Samaritans tried saving him
A McAllen man was killed in a June 30 motorcycle crash in Edinburg despite the efforts of witnesses who tried to save his life, authorities said in a news release.
Jesse Lee Gonzalez, 37, of McAllen died after suffering what Edinburg police described as “major injuries” in the crash.
At around 9:45 p.m., Edinburg police responded to the vicinity of Wisconsin and northbound Frontage roads and found that bystanders were “providing first aid to the male rider involved in the crash.”
Police determined that Gonzalez had been involved in a “major crash involving a single motorcycle,” according to the release.
“The driver suffered major injuries and was then transported to (DHR Health in Edinburg) where he was later pronounced dead,” the city said in the release
The cause of the crash was under investigation at the time of this writing.
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