LONGVIEW – DPS has identified a motorcyclist who died of injuries he received from a crash during a weekend bike rally in Longview.

A preliminary accident reports indicates 59-year-old Charles Flowers of Longview died of injuries he sustained after he was forced to brake suddenly while approaching a group of riders on U.S. 259.

Both Charles and his passenger, 55-year-old Bridget Kennedy, also of Longview were ejected.

Flowers was attempting to turn east of FM 449 when he came over the hill and noticed the other bikers braking, according to DPS Sgt. Jean dark.

Flowers passenger is hospitalized in critical condition.

The accident remains under investigation.