Motorcycle fatality claims life of Gonzales man


Gonzales resident Nathan “Nate” Thomas, 60, was killed in a motorcycle fatality on U.S. Highway 183 last Monday night, May 2 at about 10:16 p.m.

The accident occurred between Lockhart and Luling, per the Caldwell County Sheriff’s office. Thomas’ business partner, Mike Hanson reports that Thomas went home late at night because he was tired and he was concerned about his cats being alone.

Thomas was reported missing to the Gonzales police department by friends who were unable to locate him after he left their home Monday night. After an investigation, the case took a tragic turn when it was discovered that Thomas was the victim of a motorcycle fatality on US 183 South near Catfish Lane.

Caldwell County deputies reportedly closed the roadway, which remained closed until 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, following the collision. Per Lieutenant Kyle McConnell of the Caldwell Sheriffs Department, this collision involved another vehicle, with no further details available at this time.

Friends reported that Thomas recently embarked on a two-week, 600-mile bike ride to East Texas and back to Austin. Thomas was the manager of Guadalupe Valley Services LLC, and lived in Gonzales on Saint John Street at the time of his death.