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50-year-old motorcyclist run over after hitting police car

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 4:58pm

El Paso Police have identified the 50-year-old motorcyclist killed in an early morning wreck on I-10 near Raynolds and Paisano.

Investigators said Oscar Ceballos of El Paso was headed west on the freeway around 2:43 a.m. on Saturday when he collided with an empty marked police car. The vehicle had its overhead lights on and was being used to close off lanes following an earlier crash on I-10, according to police.

Ceballos was thrown from his bike, a 1996 Yamaha V-Star, and landed in the far right lanes of I-10. As a policeman ran to help him, investigators said another vehicle -- a Chevrolet Impala -- hit the same parked police unit and then ran over Ceballos.

Ceballos died at the scene.

The driver of the Impala, only identified as a 36-year-old man, was treated at a hospital and is now in police custody. Investigators said he will be charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter.

Police told Local 4 News that driver's identity will be released once has been formally booked.
 

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