Crash calms life of motorcyclist

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Ethan Landaverde, 27, of Van was killed in a motorcycle crash around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were called to a scene of a two-vehicle accident on Farm-to-Mark 17, in Van Zandt County, four miles northeast of Grand Saline.

According to preliminary crash reports, Joshua Wintters, of Ben Wheeler, was traveling east on FM 17 towing a trailer and attempted to turn right into a private drive when his towed unit was struck from behind by Landaverde, who was driving a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle.

Landaverde was transported to Texas General Hospital in Grand Saline where he was later pronounced deceased.

Wintters was not injured in the crash.

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