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Posted on: October 15, 2023

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Investigation

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Abilene, Texas – On Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 8:37 p.m. the Abilene Police Department was called in reference to a major crash involving a motorcycle and a Jeep at the intersection of South First and Grape Street.

A 2012 Jeep Liberty was eastbound on South First and was turning north onto Grape Street. As the Jeep entered the intersection, a white Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle operated by a single occupant that was traveling west on South First also entered the intersection and collided with the Jeep.

The collision caused serious injuries to the motorcycle operator. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of Kin notification has been made, the operator of the motorcycle is identified as 28-year-old Eugenio Cruz of Abilene.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor, and the investigation is ongoing. No citations have been issued at this time.


Rick Tomlin

Public Information Coordinator

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