Rider fatally thrown from motorcycle

HOUSTON

Police say Amado Huerta, 44, was riding a maroon Honda Goldwing motorcycle and traveling northbound on the South Freeway. The driver of a silver Pontiac Grand Am made an unsafe lane change into Huerta's lane and struck his motorcycle, causing him to be thrown onto the roadway.

Huerta was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The female driver of the Grand Am was examined by an officer with the HPD DWI Task Force and was not believed to be impaired. The investigation is continuing.

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