Suspected drunken driver accused of killing motorcyclist in crash


A family is mourning the loss of their father who was killed on his way to work.

Randy Laribee was riding his motorcycle Thursday night when police say he was hit by a man out driving to get more beer. 

Laribee, who was a 50-year-old father and grandfather, was riding south on Josey Lane in Carrollton when police say Michael Kevin Erbert failed to yield leaving a parking lot in his pickup truck.  

Officers suspect Erbert was drunk.

The collision put Laribee in intensive care at Parkland, where he died over the weekend.
He donated his organs, and so far, his wife, son and two daughters know of at least three people who benefited.
“They got everything they needed from him so that he could give other people life because that's what he wanted,” said his wife. “He always wanted to help people.”  

Police say Laribee wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Family members say it’s possible Laribee may have gotten hot. He commuted about 40 minutes to work each night and was about a minute away from his destination when the crash happened.


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