Fatal wreck reported between motorcycle & 18-wheeler in Pharr

The fatal accident happened on the frontage road of Highway 281

Authorities are investigating an accident where a motorcycle rider was killed after colliding with an 18-wheeler.

Pharr police have identified the victim as Roel Orlando Ruiz

Police said the accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The 47-year-old victim was traveling north bound on Cage Road behind the tractor trailer, when he struck the 18-wheeler on the right side,

Ruiz died at the scene of the accident. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Rosa Trevio has ordered an autopsy.

It TMs not clear if any charges or citations will be issued but the accident remains under investigation.

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