KERR COUNTY, Texas – Update:
A 28-year-old man has been charged in a fatal, head-on crash that killed three Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club motorcyclists.
Three motorcyclists, Joseph Paglia, Jerry Wayne Harbour and Michael White, were killed in the crash. Four others were injured and hospitalized, officials say.
Ivan Robles is facing four counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle, according to the Kerr County Courts’ website. He’s also facing an immigration violation from the Department of Homeland Security.
Officials said Robles was driving from Medina toward Kerrville on Highway 16 when his vehicle crossed the center stripe in the roadway and crashed head-on with some of the motorcyclists in the group.
He was taken into police custody soon after the crash.
According to a Facebook post from KCSO, the motorcyclists were on a ride to celebrate the club’s anniversary. The post said the men who were injured are in critical condition.
Three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club that were killed in a crash Saturday afternoon have been identified.
The crash occurred Saturday afternoon on Highway 16, south of Kerrville.
According to the TBLLEMC, Joseph Paglia, President of the TBLLEMC Chicago chapter and retired Officer with the Niles City Police Dept., Jerry Wayne Harbour, Thin Blue Line ambassador, Lt. Col. Army (retired) and pilot for Eastern Airlines (retIred), and Michael White, secretary of the TBLLEMC Chicago chapter, were all killed in the tragic crash.
The TBLLEMC said the group was in Bandera, Texas for the weekend for its annual Thin Blue Line Foundation meeting, which was going to take place Saturday afternoon. However, the organization said several of its members went out for a leisurely motorcycle ride to have lunch in Kerrville beforehand.
The group of motorcyclists were heading back to Bandera when a car traveling from Medina on Highway 16 toward Kerrville crossed over the center line and struck several of the motorcycles head-on, according to the TBLLEMC.
The three motorcyclists were killed in the crash and nine others were injured and hospitalized.
The TBLLEMC issued this statement on the crash Sunday morning.
“Please join Thin Blue Line LEMC and Law Enforcement from around country in praying for these brave men and their families. These men who spent their lives serving our country and their communities with valor and honor.”
The driver that crossed the center stripe was arrested and is facing several charges of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office.
We’ll bring more updates as they become available.