ABILENE, TX — Press release from the Abilene Police Department: "Jessica Renae Richardson (21 yoa) of San Antonio,an Abilene Christian University student, and Michael Benjamin Ross (25 yoa) of Crowley, were both killed when the motorcycle they were riding crashed on North Treadaway Blvd. this morning, September 28, 2018.
The motorcycle, a 2003 Indian motorcycle, was traveling north on Treadaway Blvd. early this morning when it veered off to the east side of the roadway. Both riders were ejected after it collided with a concrete culvert and striking a telephone pole. The motorcycle came to rest on the side of the road in the 2600 Blk. of North Treadaway.
At 7:44 a.m. a passing motorist saw the motorcycle and called 9-1-1. Justice of the Peace, Mike McAuliffe, pronounced both riders deceased at 8:40 a.m. The crash remains under investigation and the cause of the crash has not been yet been determined. It does not appear that any other vehicles were involved. Neither rider was wearing a helmet."