TOM GREEN COUNTY, TX (07/13/2017) — A motorcyclist from Grape Creek was killed Thursday on Highway 87 after another driver failed to yield right of way.
According to DPS reports, 28-year-old Slade Duane (of San Angelo) was driving a white Dodge Ram 3500 flatbed pickup truck westbound on Apache Trail when he came to a stop at the intersection of U.S. 87 (about 1 mile north of San Angelo). Duane then attempted to cross the 4-lane divided highway, but allegedly failed to yield right of way to a 1999 Honda Shadow motorcycle heading northbound on Hwy 87.
The motorcyclist, 48-year-old Michael Daniel Delvin (of Grape Creek), was struck by the pickup truck in the northbound lanes of U.S. 87 at around 6:05 p.m. Delvin was transported to Shannon Medical Center, but was pronounced deceased a short time later.
According to the initial crash investigation, DPS officials (assisted by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office) believe that Duane failed to yield the right-of-way, leading to the collision. Police have not said whether or not the at-fault driver was issued a citation, but we will update this story as more information is released.