Justin Ortiz Killed in Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash on I-10(East Freeway) in Houston

Justin Ortiz Killed in Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash on I-10(East Freeway) in Houston

Justin Ortiz Killed in Houston Motorcycle Accident on Interstate 10(East Freeway) at Lockwood

Houston, Texas (June 30, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed, and another was injured Saturday evening in a hit-and-run crash in Houston, according to police.

The deadly crash happened at about 6:35 p.m. on June 27, at 5598 Interstate 10(East Freeway) at Lockwood.

Police said two motorcyclists were heading southbound on Lockwood and crossing at the freeway when one of them was struck by a BMW sedan.

The second motorcyclist, 23-year-old Justin Ortiz, was then struck by a black Chevrolet Tahoe.

Both the BMW and the Chevrolet fled the scene.

Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other motorcyclist was not seriously injured in the crash.

An investigation is underway. Anyone with information about the suspect drivers is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Justin Ortiz.

Most motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers who don’t keep a proper lookout or fail to yield the right-of-way. Because motorcyclists are vulnerable, their injuries are usually severe, often suffering from road rash, broken bones, brain injuries, amputations, or spinal cord injuries. In some cases, the accident results in death.

If you have been injured or have lost someone in a motorcycle accident, you should consult our attorneys, at Joel A. Gordon & Associates, who have a history of success in wrongful death and personal injury claims. To speak with a wrongful death attorney, please  Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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