Police Release Identity Of Motorcyclist Killed Thursday Night

By: Paul Shelton Email
By: Paul Shelton Email

TEMPLE (August 31, 2012)—Police have identified a man killed in a Thursday evening Interstate 35 motorcycle accident as a Killeen resident.

Temple police Sgt. Brad Hunt said just before 7 p.m. Thursday Christopher Herring, 24, apparently lost control of his motorcycle and struck the concrete and metal guardrail on the right-hand side of the elevated roadway.

The impact caused the rider to fall off his motorcycle and over the guardrail, onto the highway below.

Once the rider came to a rest in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35, vehicles traveling there were unable to avoid striking him.

At least two vehicles struck him, causing fatal injuries.

No one was else was injured, and all the drivers involved did stop.

Traffic was re-opened on Interstate 35 at about 10:50 pm.

TPD Accident Reconstruction Officers gathered evidence at the scene until about 1:30 a.m.

The investigation continues.

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