SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the motorcyclist killed as 31-year-old Charlie Valdez.
A motorcyclist was killed after he was thrown from his bike near a North Side home early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 10400 block of Northampton Drive, not far from Interstate 10 and Vance Jackson Road.
According to police, the man lost control on a curve and hit a few mailboxes and a tree before crashing near a house.
Police said the man was thrown from the bike and that the motorcycle crashed into the house. The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
SAPD said they do believe speed played a role in the crash. A witness confirmed that the man was riding the bike. Firefighters worked to fix the corner of the house where a pillar was before the crash, police said.
The name of the man killed has not been released.
The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.