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KINGWOOD MAN KILLED AFTER STRIKING AN 18-WHEELER

At 9 am Thursday morning Caney Creek Fire responded to a reported major accident at FM 3083 and FM 1485. Reports showed a motorcycle had been run over by an 18-wheeler. Units arrived on the scene to find a male deceased. DPS is investigating the crash. A preliminary report was the 18-wheeler bulk tank truck was traveling north on FM 1485/3083. Due to the narrow intersection and the extreme ditch drop-off, along with highway signs and signal control boxes close to the road edge, trucks are forced to turn wide in the turns. The truck driver had his right turn signal on. As he went wide and started his turn the 2023 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a 64-year-old Kingwood resident tried to go around the right side of the truck to continue straight on FM 3083. The motorcycle struck the truck tire which caused the bike and rider to go down. The motorcycle driver was ejected from the bike and struck by the truck’s trailer. The motorcycle became hung on the landing gear of the trailer. The truck continued about 100 feet before realizing what had happened.  DPS Commercial Vehicle Troopers inspected the truck and trailer and found no faults. No charges are being filed as the truck driver is not showing at fault. The motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet. The intersection reopened close to noon. A DPS Trooper responded to Kingwood to notify the next of kin.

 

 

 

 

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