UPDATE: Driver Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter
The driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal accident with a motorcycle was charged with intoxication manslaughter, Tyler police said.
A Tylerite was killed Saturday from injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was riding hit a truck that had failed to yield the right of way at a red light, police said.
Carlos Edgar Ramirez-Medina, 25, was driving a motorcycle southbound on Palace Avenue near the intersection of Oakwood Street at 5:39 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Witnesses told police the motorcycle was south on Palace in the inside lane, and a pickup truck was north on Palace turning west onto Oakwood.
Witnesses said the motorcycle had a green light and the pickup turned in front of the motorcycle, failing to yield right of way. The motorcycle struck the passenger's side of the pickup, according to police.
The driver of the pickup, Charles Winn, 52, of Tyler, was charged with intoxication manslaughter, police said. Ramirez-Medina was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported at the scene.