Two VehicleCrash on FM 1442 Kills Vidor Man

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Press Release-

On May 30, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two vehicle crash on FM 1442 at Cajun Way in Orange County.

A 2014 Dodge pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 1442.  A 2003 Colt crotch rocket motorcycle was traveling northbound on FM 1442.  The driver of the Dodge pickup truck was attempting to make a left turn onto Cajun Way.  The Dodge failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn and struck the motorcycle.  The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the motorcycle, 28-year-old John Michael Castillo of Vidor, was transported by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.  At 12:46 this morning, Castillo was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The driver of the Dodge, 62-year-old Todd Longron of Orange, was not injured in the crash.

This is an ongoing crash investigation and there are no further details to be released.