Two Niles officers killed in motorcycle crash in Texas; one other person dead and nine injured
KERRVILLE, Texas - Two Niles police officers are among three people killed in a motorcycle crash in Texas. Authorities there said a drunk driver slammed into the group of bikers.
Members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were on a ride Saturday south of Kerrville when a vehicle crossed a highway center strip and crashed into the group, according to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office. Kerrville is located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.
The motorcycle club is part of a national group that is made up of active duty, retired and reserve law enforcement officers.
Niles police said that retired Det. Joseph Paglia and Community Service Officer Michael White were killed. Niles Sgt. Joseph Lazo was injured. The other person who was killed was identified as Ret. Army Lt. Col. Jerry Wayne Harbour of Houston.
The vehicle's driver, 28-year-old Ivan Robles, is charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and six counts of intoxication assault.
The nine motorcycle club members who were hospitalized were listed in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.