Two men described as motorcycle riding partners were fatally injured early Wednesday when their motorcycles collided head-on in rural Denton County, officials reported.
Blaiz Beale, 23, of Little Elm was pronounced dead at the scene in the 4600 block of Schluter Road, northwest of Ponder, said Trooper Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Juan Hernandez, 27, of Ponder was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth where he died at 2:05 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.
The trooper said they were "riding partners" and had been out riding all night.
A third man was riding with them, but had gotten a quarter-mile ahead and became concerned when he could no longer see lights from their motorcycles, Haschel said.
-- Bill Miller