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Motorcyclist dies after striking taxi

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A San Marcos resident died Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a taxi on the southbound access road of Interstate 35 at Guadalupe Street.


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Hector Guillermo Lopez, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
 
Investigators said Lopez was traveling on the southbound access road when his motorcycle ran through a red light and struck a taxi traveling northbound on Texas 123 under Interstate 35 to Guadalupe Street. 
 
Witnesses told police that the motorcycle approached the intersection and despite efforts by Lopez, was unable to stop. The motorcycle struck the taxi traveling through the intersection on a green light.
 
San Marcos police are continuing their investigation. Lopez’s was the fourth traffic death this year in San Marcos.