Police make arrest in fatal motorcycle collision

by Benjamin Treviño | June 16th, 2023 | Blog, Motorcyclist Accident

DONNA – A 33-year-old Alamo man is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge related to a fatal June 14 collision in Donna. Freddy Lerma is accused of failing to yield right of way to a motorcycle, causing a collision that killed 41-year-old Ricardo Torres.

that killed a motorcyclist, according to the Donna Police Department.

According to the Donna Police Department, Lerma was arrested after officers responded to the crash in the 1000 block of Business 83, just west of Val Verde Road at around 7 a.m.

A press release states Lerma attempted to turn into the Val-Verde Flea Market, causing the accident, adding, “Officers on scene smelled alcohol emitting from the vehicle,” and that “Lerma (was) exhibiting signs of intoxication.” A blood/alcohol analysis for Lerma was pending at the time of this writing.


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Source https://www.krgv.com/news/alamo-man-arrested-in-connection-to-fatal-motorcycle-collision-in-donna?fbclid=IwAR2IT5UeBtmKe4m6xr_iwJMSrPZODN3dA1OmfFQ7Vil4y8d8CP4Yjou1gdM


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