Deadly motorcycle crash concerns riders

The crash happened on Highway-326 around 9 p.m. Thursday night, two miles south of Kountze.

Investigators say a pick-up truck was southbound when it tried to make a U-turn. The couple on the Motorcycle crashed into the truck and landed in a ditch.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

"We need to train the car drivers to look for motorcycles and be safer," Steve Morgan said.

Morgan is a riding coach at Cowboy Harley in Beaumont. He says the loss of another fellow rider raises concerns for the safety of those on Motorcycles.

"The biggest problem that I have is the lack of respect for the motorcycling community," Morgan said. "It's like we're an inconvenience to them because we're on the road."

A growing number of Motorcycles are registered in Texas each year.

In SE Texas a number of fatalities have been recorded in recent weeks.

A rider for more than 50 years, Morgan says he's now more cautious when riding.

"It makes me more aware and more cautious it makes me pay attention to everybody else that's out there because you have to," Morgan said.

"It's a shame that people get crazy on the road and drive like they do sometimes," Troy Blanchard said.

Blanchard served as a Pinewood Fire Fighter for more than 20 years, he's seen his share of accidents.

"I've seen several fatalities on 105 motorcycles, cars, big trucks, I don't know it's a shame that it happens," Blanchard said.

Morgan would like to prevent that from happening, his advice to all drivers on the open road.

"Look twice save a life, and you never know where that motorcycle is going to come from."

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