LAS CRUCES, NM - Police in Las Cruces said a man was killed in a motorcycle accident on University Avenue Monday afternoon.
According to KFOX, the incident occurred after the victim exited Interstate 25 south near Triviz Drive at about 2:30 p.m. Police said the victim, 33-year-old Alfredo Giron III, was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle at a high rate of speed and lost control after turning onto University Avenue.
The motorcycle hit a curb and then a retaining wall, causing Giron to be thrown from the bike and land off the roadway. The rider, a resident of El Paso, was pronounced dead after being transported to Memorial Medical Center. He was wearing a helmet at the time, investigators said.
Witnesses reported seeing Giron driving erratically before the accident.