Air Force Academy Graduate Killed in Motorcycle Accident
Courtesy of the 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs office, and reported by the official web site of the U.S. Air Force, www.af.mil, an Air Force Academy graduate lost his life on March 15, 2013, in a motorcycle accident. Second Lieutenant Jason Black was killed in a motorcycle accident near Del Rio, Texas. Second Lieutenant Black was a native of Los Angeles, California, and was assigned at Laughlin Air Force Base to the 47th Student Squadron.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. northwest of Del Rio on U.S. Highway 90 West and Spur 349 in Val Verde County, Texas. Second Lieutenant Black had graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2012.
Colonel Tom Murphy, commander of the 47th Flying Training Wing, said that Laughlin Air Force Base experienced a tragic loss of life. He instructed his men to continue to take care of each other and themselves as they thought about this awful tragedy — the loss of a bright young man with his life and entire Air Force career ahead of him.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently conducting an investigation into the accident, but what is known at this time is that Second Lieutenant Black was wearing personal protective equipment, including a helmet. Such equipment is required to be worn by Air Force personnel when they ride motorcycles.
According to Air Force Chief of Safety, Major General Gregory A. Feest, although airmen take necessary precautions when riding their motorcycles, each year airmen are lost to motorcycle accidents. Every fatality has an impact on the community, on the deceased airman’s unit and on the Air Force Family.
Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the King Law Firm knows that no matter how protected riders are, they are still vulnerable to tragic motorcycle accidents like this one. If you ever suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence, call the King Law Firm at (512) 514-6633 for a free discussion about the details of your case.