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FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN WOOD COUNTY SATURDAY EVENING

 

The Wood County Sheriff’s office investigated a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday evening between Bowling Green and McClure.   The accident occurred at 5:39pm Saturday on U.S. 6 at the railroad tracks near Weston.  62 year old Robert Theis ) of Bells, Texas was driving the bike westbound, when he struck the railroad crossing gate.   Witnesses report the gates were down, with lights flashing.  Theis sustained critical injuries; and was pronounced dead at the scene.   His passenger, 50 year old Donette Powers of Weston was also injured, and transported to Wood County Hospital by Weston EMS.  Her injuries were not reported to be life-threatening.  The Wood County Sheriff’s office reports Robert Theis was wearing a helmet.

 

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