AMARILLO, TX (06/26/2016) — Arthur Crespin lost his life Sunday night after a drunk driver collided with his motorcycle.
According to authorities, 55-year-old Arthur Crespin was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred at the intersection of Northeast 24th Avenue and North Highland Street in Amarillo, Texas.
Authorities reported that at around 10:00 p.m., 53-year-old Luis Armando Muniz Garcia was traveling eastbound in a 2007 Chrysler 300 when he suddenly turned left in front of a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by Crespin.
This sudden maneuver caused Crespin to collide with the passenger side of Chrysler. Crespin and his juvenile female passenger were both ejected from the bike.
Police stated that the juvenile female was wearing a helmet, but Crespin was not.
Crespin and the juvenile were taken to a nearby area hospital, where Crespin was pronounced dead. The young girl remains in critical, but stable, condition.
After the accident, Garcia fled the scene but was followed by a witness. He was arrested in the 3000 block of Northeast 25th Avenue and charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
Nothing is more infuriating than hearing that a drunk driver fled the scene of a fatality accident without even stopping to check on the victims–including a child. Pending the results of the investigation, the Amarillo Police Department may decide to levy additional charges against this driver (e.g. failing to stop and render aid). We will provide more information as it becomes available.
We offer our condolences to those affected by this tragedy.