A fatal accident carries a 15-year prison sentence

A 22-year-old man from Odessa was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 23 death of a San Antonio motorcyclist.

According to Ector County District Court records, Steven Ray Ramos pleaded guilty to a fatal accident and escaping arrest with a vehicle.

358th District Court Judge John Shrode sentenced Ramos to 15 years on the first charge and 10 concurrent years on the escape charge.

Ramos was traveling west on Monahans Street in a Toyota Camry when he failed to yield to a stop sign shortly before 11 p.m. and hit Mark Helbert, 33, who was heading south on Grant Avenue on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to Odessa police.

Helbert died in the medical center hospital.

Ramos fled the scene, but was arrested later that night.

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