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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:49 pm | Updated: 3:03 pm, Thu Aug 29, 2013.

A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier died Wednesday night after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on West Trimmier Road.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the man dead at 8:07 p.m. He did not order an autopsy. His identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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      4 comments:

      • texasgoat posted at 6:45 am on Sun, Sep 1, 2013.

        texasgoat Posts: 46

        This article blames the cycilist as the only guilty part in this accident. The action of the truck driver caused the death by not yielding to right of way traffic.

         
      • forbidinjustice posted at 2:24 am on Fri, Aug 30, 2013.

        forbidinjustice Posts: 2

        "annon", it was yellow in Colour. Looked like a late-model Suzuki GSX-R. I showed up right after the wreck also... terrible. A helmet may have saved his life, but going the speed limit would have given him time to react... and the truck may not have turned in front of him. It's difficult to correctly judge bike speeds. As a biker myself, I've had some close calls. You expect that they're going 40, but in reality it could be 50-55 and look the same when driving toward you (especially if the truck was slowing to get ready to make a left-hand turn). Another biker down. Terrible.

         
      • annon posted at 7:28 pm on Thu, Aug 29, 2013.

        annon Posts: 1

        what color was the motorcycle?

         
      • theshade posted at 5:43 pm on Thu, Aug 29, 2013.

        theshade Posts: 2

        I was at the church when this happened and although I did not witness the accident, I was able to see first hand the aftermath. Excessive speed on the part of the motorcycle was pretty obvious as evidenced by the damage to the truck and the motorcycle. I didn't see any mention of what part the truck had in the accident. I'm sure the cyclist was speeding, but the truck attempted the turn against the oncoming traffic. Sad situation all around.

         

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