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Authorities Identify Victims of Fatal Crash

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Authorities have released the names of two individuals involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Morris County, Texas on Monday.

Details of the Morris County Motorcycle Accident

According to KETK, the accident occurred when an SUV and a motorcycle collided on Farm-to-Market Road 250.

The collision resulted in the death of 43-year-old Bobby Joe Whetstone who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, Kieston Dondrell Rushing, 16, was transported to Longview hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Authorities did not comment on the cause of the accident, and the crash remains under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related deaths in 2013.
  • More than 55 percent of these deaths were attributed to auto accidents that occurred in rural areas.
  • 495 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2013 – 53 percent were not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
  • Another 232,041 people were killed in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.

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