24-year-old charged in motorcycle racing death of 30-year-old man, police say

18-wheeler rolled at crash scene

SAN ANTONIO – A 24-year-old man has been charged in the motorcycle racing death of a 30-year-old man late Monday night, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 11:50 p.m. Monday in the 9000 block of Southeast Loop 410 not far from Interstate 37 and South W.W. White Road.

According to police, the two men were racing and traveling south on Loop 410 with a motorcycle club when the two motorcycles collided, causing both vehicles to lose control.

The man killed slid underneath the cables dividing the northbound from the southbound lanes, struck one of the metal poles, and slid into a light pole, police said. An 18-wheeler rolled over at the scene.

The 30-year-old man was pronounced dead by emergency crews. The second motorcyclist was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center with a broken leg and a dislocated wrist. After his release he will be charged with racing-causing a death, police said.

The highway was closed for hours while investigators worked. The motorcyclists’ names have not been released.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call.

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