A Temple biker arrested and indicted in the May 15, 2015 deadly Twin Peaks shootout in Waco died during a weekend motorcycle chase in Gatesville, authorities said.
Trey Alston Short, 29, was traveling east in the 1000 block of West Main Street shortly before 10 p.m. Friday on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when a Gatesville police officer attempted to stop the driver. Police reported that the motorcyclist sped up in an attempt to lose the officer when he came upon the intersection of East Main Street and South Lovers Lane. The motorcycle crashed into the rear of a minivan that was making a left turn onto South Lovers Lane.
After the crash, police reported that the motorcyclist, identified as Short, was thrown off the motorcycle. Short was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and a passenger of the minivan were taken to Coryell Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Short was one of 177 bikers arrested following the Twin Peaks melee that left nine people dead and 18 wounded. All of the arrested bikers were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
In November, Short was one of 106 suspects indicted on first-degree felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity for their roles in the shootout. A total of 154 bikers were indicted on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity by a McLennan County grand jury.
After the fatal crash, Gatesville police learned that the motorcycle Short was traveling on had been reported stolen out of Waco in June. The motorcycle reportedly displayed a fake license plate.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are assisting Gatesville police with the investigation.
Gatesville police said that Chief Nathan Gohlke and patrol Lt. Don Norman were not available for comment.