Biker and unborn child die in motorcycle accident, mother in critical condition


A deadly motorcycle accident happened as bikers from across the state converged in Austin for the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally. A motorcyclist was killed and his pregnant passenger who was also on the bike lost her unborn child. The woman is in a local hospital in critical condition. 

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a pickup truck was driving northbound on FM 973 around 4 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 when it veered into the southbound lane and into a motorcycle with two riders. 

The driver of the motorcycle, 28-year-old Raul Diaz Jr, died on scene.

When ATCEMS arrived on scene, they found the female passenger was ejected from the motorcycle.

UPDATE: According to the Central Booking of Travis County Jail, 38-year-old Cesar Corona-Quiterio, who is charged in the fatal accident that killed a biker and unborn child, is an undocumented immigrant who is also being held on an Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer. 


She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. 

According to DPS, the female passenger was pregnant. The baby did not survive. 

Texas DPS troopers have arrested the pickup truck driver, 38-year-old Cesar Corona-Quiterio. 

He has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. 

The crash happened just a few of miles away from the Travis County Expo Center, where the Republic of Texas Biker Rally was being held. Throughout RoT Rally weekend, EMS has kept track of motorcycle incidents they have responded to in Travis County. To see accident details, click here

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Biker and unborn child die in motorcycle accident, mother in critical condition
  • Suspect arrested while watching eclipse
  • Police: 2-month-old boy killed by family dog in Houston
  • Eclipse 2017 picture: Do you see Buddha, a man, or something else?
  • Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos plans a return to Berkeley next month
  • NASA photographer catches space station passing eclipsed sun
  • Solar eclipse babies announced at Missouri hospital
  • Jefferson Davis monument defaced for 2nd time in less than a week
  • First responders form human chain to rescue struggling swimmer
  • Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address