Dalton Gene Kellis Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Victoria County, TX
Victoria County, TX — October 15, 2023, Dalton Gene Kellis was killed due to a motorcycle accident at around midnight along F.M. 236.
Preliminary details about the accident say that it happened at 12:40 a.m. near mile marker 538 along Farm-to-Market 236.
Officials said that 48-year-old Dalton Kellis was on a Suzuki motorcycle said to be going northbound along the roadway. For reasons not clear right now, the vehicle ended up running off the side of the roadway where it crashed in the ditch.
Kellis was thrown from the bike, resulting in fatal injuries. Right now, information about factors leading up to the crash are unavailable. I can only hope others in the public reading this don't take that lack of information as opportunity to speculate and blame the victim.
Unfortunately, a lot of people see a motorcycle crash and just immediately assume the rider was being reckless. That happens, of course, but riders and families of riders know there are plenty of safe motorcyclists out there who unfairly take the brunt of those negative assumptions. Hopefully authorities here did not share in this negative bias and instead are working to get the victim's loved ones clear answers about what happened.