Motorcyclist killed after losing control of bike on Southwest Side

A motorcyclist was killed when he flew off his bike on General Hudnell on Thursday, October 5, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

A motorcyclist was killed after he lost control of his bike and flew over a guardrail early Thursday morning.

The accident happened on General Hudnell Drive near Frio City Road shortly before 3 a.m.

Officers said Merced Ortiz, 53, lost control, flew off the motorcycle and went over the guardrail before landing on the opposite side of the road. Ortiz died at the scene.

The San Antonio Police Department said the cause of the crash remained under investigation.

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