Motorcyclist killed in crash with Hummer in Dallas

A motorcyclist was killed late Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a Hummer in the Oak Cliff neighborhood.

Police identified the victim as Ramiro Rivera, 33. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened about 11:15 p.m. at Westmoreland Road and West Illinois Avenue.

Rivera was southbound on Westmoreland at a high rate of speed, police said. A 29-year-old man driving a Hummer was northbound on Westmoreland and attemped to turn left onto West Illinois. Police said he failed to yield the right of way and collided with the motorcyclist.

The motorcycle hit the front of the Hummer and Rivera was thrown off, landing in the eastbound lanes of West Illinois Avenue, police said.

Police did not say whether a citation was issued or if charges would be filed.

Staff writer Domingo Ramirez Jr. contributed to this report.

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