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Off-Duty Officer Killed in Motorcycle Wreck

San Antonio Express-News via YellowBrix

April 19, 2010

An off-duty officer with the Northeast Side Independent School District was killed in a motorcycle accident on the city’s South Side around noon today, police reported.

Police believe that Joseph Diaz, 63, had just finished a funeral escort and was traveling north in the 5300 block of Presa Street near Hot Wells Boulevard hen he lost control of his motorcycle, fell onto the roadway and was struck by a passing vehicle. Police said they are still investigating the possibility weather was a factor in the accident.

The man was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center where he died a short time later, police said. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident and the driver of the vehicle that ran over the victim is not expected to face charges, police said.

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