Victim identified in SH 30 fatality

CARLOS — Nathan Monk, 65, of Houston, has been identified as the motorcyclist pronounced deceased in a collision with a tractor-trailer Wednesday, April 10, in Carlos.

According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jimmy Morgan, DPS responded to reports of a motorcycle collision on the westbound feeder of State Highway 30 in Carlos at 5:30 p.m. Initial reports show Monk, the driver of a 2003 BMW motorcycle, was attempting to make a U-turn when he was struck by a 2003 Freightliner hauling a load of pallets. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Gary Vela of Beeville, didn’t suffer any injuries, but Monk was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Highway 30 reopened to one lane at approximately 10 p.m. and the highway was completely reopened at midnight.

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