A Fort Worth police officer and his wife both died Friday morning in a motorcycle crash.
The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the 3300 block of Trail Drive. A family member said Michael Valdez and his wife, Mary, were on a motorcycle with their 24-year-old son following in a truck.
The off-duty officer took a turn too tight and hit a curb. He died at the scene and his wife later died at the hospital.
The Fort Worth Police Department confirmed Valdez was an officer who worked in a specialized unit.
He also served as an officer in the San Antonio area before moving to Fort Worth.
In addition to the son who was following them, the Valdez's leave behind a 15-year-old daughter.
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