37-year-old McAllen man killed in motorcycle crash; good Samaritans tried saving him

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A McAllen man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Edinburg on Friday night despite the valiant efforts of good Samaritans who tried to save his life, authorities said in a news release.

Jesse Lee Gonzalez, 37, of McAllen died after suffering what Edinburg police described as “major injuries” in the crash.

At around 9:45 p.m. Friday, Edinburg police responded to the vicinity of Wisconsin and northbound Frontage roads and found Gonzalez being tended to by good Samaritans “providing first aid to the male rider involved in the crash.”

Police determined that Gonzalez had been involved in a “major crash involving a single motorcycle,” according to the release.

“The driver suffered major injuries and was then transported to (DHR Health in Edinburg) where he was later pronounced dead,” the city said in the release

The crash is currently under investigation.

This is at least the fourth death due to a car or motorcycle crash reported since Friday, June 23, claiming the lives of two 18-year-old men from San Benito and Brownsville, and a 61-year-old Mercedes man in separate and unrelated crashes.