Two accidents claim two lives over weekend




This accident on FM 1099 claimed the life of Aniceto Mata of Rio Hondo. See related story on the front page.

This accident on FM 1099 claimed the life of Aniceto Mata of Rio Hondo. See related story on the front page.

Two accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of a Rio Hondo man and a San Antonio man.

According to DPS Trooper Jason Reyes, on Friday, Feb. 20, Rickie Gleason of San Antonio was traveling westbound on Camelot on a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle. A dog was walking across and the motorcycle struck the dog.

Gleason then lost control, skidded to the ground and died as a result of his injuries. The accident occurred at 6:37 p.m. off Camelot Road and Old Pleasanton Road, in far northern Atascosa County. Gleason was 60-years-old.

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Aniceto Mata, age 53, lost his life in an 18-wheeler rollover accident. Mata was heading west on FM 1099, located in the eastern part of Atascosa County. He traveled into the southbound barrow ditch, over-corrected and then lost control. He rolled multiple times and then came to rest in the field. A resident of Rio Hondo, Mata was pronounced dead at the scene.




DPS Troopers Vaughn and Ramos investigate a motorcycle accident involving 60-year-old Rickie Gleason of San Antonio.

DPS Troopers Vaughn and Ramos investigate a motorcycle accident involving 60-year-old Rickie Gleason of San Antonio.

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