ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say a motorcyclist is dead after a high-speed crash in south Roswell that may have involved racing against two cars.
Roswell police say 20-year-old Michael Torrez was traveling about 180 mph when the accident occurred Monday night.
They say Torrez died at the scene. Police say Torrez was wearing a helmet, but suffered extensive injuries when he came off the motorcycle during the accident and his body struck a light pole in the median.
They say the street has a posted speed limit of 50 mph. While speed was a significant factor in the accident, police say any other potential factors that may have contributed to causing Torrez to lose control of the motorcycle remain under investigation.