Ernie and Elisa Santos, R.I.P.

ernie santos thumb 160x135 Ernie and Elisa Santos, R.I.P.

I was supposed to meet Ernie Santos Saturday morning at Twin Peaks in McKinney.

I’m digging into an Observer cover story on metroplex motorcycle clubs/gangs and him, being a member of the Dirty Bastards, invited me to a sort of meet ‘n greet with his crew. Seems one of their members was recently involved in a crash, and they were holding a bikini car/bike wash to raise him some cash.

Early Saturday I texted Ernie to double-check the time. But he didn’t text me back. He’ll never text me back.

Ernie Santos and his wife, Elisa, were killed around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash on Central Expressway.

According to friends who were riding with them and Richardson police, a white pickup – yep, a white truck – was driving erratically on 75 north. For no apparent reason the Mitsubishi Strada then stopped in the middle of the highway. A Lexus swerved to miss the truck, but Ernie and Elisa couldn’t miss the Lexus.

Inexplicably – criminally – the white truck that commenced the chain-reaction of chaos then drove off. Elisa died at the scene. Ernie passed away from his injuries the next afternoon.

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One Comment

  1. BigBody says:

    Poor children robbed of their parents by some ignorant person’s ridiculous behavior.

  2. Spiper says:

    My next door neighbor is the Father of Elisa Santos. He was walking around the neighborhood totally distraught. He told me as I was bringing my son out to the car and I can’t imagine outliving him. It was unbelievable to hear hm say that.

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