Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook:
Warmer-than-normal afternoons are the rule Saturday and Sunday with highs in the upper 80s to near 90! Rain holding off until the middle of next week.
KILLEEN (July 14, 2013)—Police Sunday identified the man who died at a local hospital after his motorcycle slammed into a car whose driver was pulling into a restaurant parking lot as Simon Nevarez, 37.
Nevarez died at Carl R. Darnall Army Community Hospital to which he was taken after the accident, which happened just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and South Fort Hood Road.
Nevarez was riding a Honda motorcycle west on Stan Schlueter Loop when an eastbound Mitsubishi Eclipse, whose driver was turning left into the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant, pulled into his path.
The motorcycle struck the Eclipse, which in turn hit a Jeep Compass whose driver was pulling out of the restaurant’s parking lot.
A preliminary investigation showed that the Eclipse began to turn after the driver of a westbound Ford F-250 pickup truck stopped and motioned the driver to cross over, police said Sunday.
Nevarez was taken to Darnall where he died about 45 minutes after the crash, police said.