Around 7:45 p.m. Thursday night, a 55-year-old male from The Woodlands was westbound on FM 1097 on his 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle with a female passenger onboard when he reached the intersection with Big Horn Trail and the unthinkable happened. Michael Corallo, of Huntsville, was eastbound on FM 1097, delivering a pizza in his 1998 Ford Contour, when he began a left turn onto Big Horn Trail. Corallo failed to yield the right of way and the motorcycle was unable to avoid a collision, striking the car’s rear passenger door. The male motorcycle driver was ejected. The female passenger remained on the bike when it went down.
Montgomery County Hospital District medics arrived to find two female bystanders performing CPR on the man, but he was beyond help and pronounced dead on the scene. The female passenger survived the crash, but was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in The Woodlands in critical condition. Judge Connelly’s Office ordered the deceased transported by Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to the Department of Forensic Services in Conroe.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Unit responded to the scene. Witnesses said the bike was traveling under the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour. No charges are anticipated and alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash occurred about 100 feet east of Willis city limits.
The deceased driver has been identified as Mark Cordero of The Woodlands and his female passenger Patricia Buscemi.