FORT WORTH -- Investigators believe that speed contributed to the motorcycle wreck that killed two Benbrook men early Thursday in far west Fort Worth, police said.
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office reported that the men were Robert Martin, 25, and David Castro, 24.
The accident happened around midnight on Cimmaron Trail, near its intersection with West Camp Bowie Boulevard, said Sgt. Rodney Bangs, supervisor of the traffic investigation unit.
Investigators believe Martin operated the 2005 Kawasaki and Castro was the passenger.
"They were northbound on Cimmaron Trail and, according to witnesses, traveling at a high rate of speed," Bangs said, citing an investigator's report. "Apparently, he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, struck a curb and landed in the parking lot of a business."
That business was a Taco Bueno restaurant on the southwest corner of the intersection with Camp Bowie Boulevard, which is across the southbound lanes of traffic on Cimmaron Trail.
Martin was pronounced dead 12:17 a.m. at the scene, according to the medical examiner. The agency also reported that Castro was taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m.
Bangs said the report did not indicate whether Martin and Castro wore helmets.