A 21-year-old man was killed Sunday night after he lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle and slammed into a light pole, officials said Monday.
Antonio Gonzales De Hoyes of Fort Worth was westbound in the 2400 block of Northeast 28th Street shortly before 5 p.m. when he lost control of the 2008 motorcycle, hit a curb and was thrown into a light pole on the sidewalk, Sgt. Cynthia Blake, a police spokeswoman, said in an email.
“It appears speed may have been a factor,” Blake said.
He was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital by ambulance where he arrived at 5:16 p.m., said Brett Lyle, a MedStar spokeswoman.
Gonzales De Hoyes was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
Police said a “partial helmet” was found at the scene, but they aren’t sure whether he was wearing it. — Monica S. Nagy