Killeen: Man thrown from motorcycle in highway collision dies

A 59-year-old Central Texas man who was thrown from his motorcycle in a highway collision has died at a local hospital, police said Thursday. (File)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A 59-year-old Central Texas man who was flown to a local hospital after he was thrown from his motorcycle in a highway collision has died at a local hospital, police said Thursday.

Donald Jay Mires, 59, died Wednesday afternoon at Scott & White Medical Center of injuries he suffered when his 1999 Harley Davidson struck the rear of a Toyota Prius whose driver had slowed down to avoid a man who was walking across the southbound lanes of State Highway 95 and then reversed course to return to the highway’s shoulder, police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said Thursday.

The 31-year-old man was arrested and has been charged with public intoxication and pedestrian failure to yield right of way to a vehicle, she said.

The man’s name was not released.