1 dead in Polk Co. Crash

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, 56-year-old motorcyclist Michael Gotcher from Houston, Texas died from his injuries after attempting to avoid striking another vehicle.

The vehicle was legally turning left at the intersection of FM 1988 and FM 3126.

Gotcher skidded off the roadway and was thrown from his motorcycle.

Authorities said Gotcher was taken to an area hospital where he later died. He was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened, according to the report.

This case remains under investigation.

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