SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man killed in the motorcycle crash as 49-year-old Kirk A. Madariaga.
A man is dead following a motorcycle crash on Interstate 35 late Tuesday night, the San Antonio Department said.
The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on I-35 near Martin Street, on the upper level near downtown.
According to police, the man was traveling northbound on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and was approaching the upper and lower level split when, according to witnesses, he made a last second decision to take the upper level and crashed into the back of a Nissan Murano.
Police said the motorcyclist was traveling well in excess of the speed limit and that the evidence suggested no pre-impact breaking prior to the crash.
The man was not wearing a helmet or any protective gear when he was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered extensive injuries, police said. Witnesses performed CPR until EMS arrived.
The motorcyclist was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he later died. The man has not been identified and next of kin have not been told, police said.
The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.