1 killed in crash involving motorcycle and semi-truck

This is at least the fourth deadly crash involving a motorcycle in the Austin area this month.

DEL VALLE, Texas — Officials are investigating a deadly crash involving a motorcycle and a semi-truck.

The crash happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday on East Highway 71 near Del Valle High School and Burch Drive.

Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) said the motorcycle was trapped under the semi and one adult died in the crash. No one else was hurt.

No additional information is available at this time.

This is at least the fourth deadly motorcycle crash in the Austin

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Burke County classmates mourn teen killed in motorcycle crash

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Students and teachers at Burke County High School are mourning a 16-year-old who was killed in a motorcycle accident and who lost his own mom in a car wreck when he was 3.

Gavin James, 16, was killed in the crash Thursday on Farmers Bridge Road — the fourth victim of a local motorcycle accident within a matter of days.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our beloved student, BCHS junior, Gavin Seth James,” the Burke County Public School System said on Facebook. “Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones as well as to employees and his classmates.”

According to his obituary on the James Funeral Home website, he was the son of the late Saulena Dee Kirkland Vilano and Wendy and Vernon Elliott James II.

Services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the

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Friends say safety was top concern for father killed in motorcycle crash

Dave Parham was the kind of guy everyone turned to. Family and friends say he helped countless people in the community, fixing their cars as a mechanic and taking neighborhood kids under his watch. He loved his wife Rhonda, step-daughter Ellie, and was the best dad in the world to his 8-year-old son, Jase. 

“He was just so thoughtful to help everybody but himself. He always put himself last,” said family friend Meg Ozbirn. “To Jase, his dad was his whole world. His whole world.”

On Friday, Jase and his dad had just finished a taco lunch off 14th Street in Bradenton. They were on Dave’s motorcycle, only a few minutes away from home. Ozbirn said safety was key to Dave. 

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“Dave would never take

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Driver charged with murder in crash that killed CA officer


Jermaine Jeryan Walton is arraigned at Sacramento Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, for the wrong-way DUI crash that killed Elk Grove police officer Tyler Lenehan.

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Sacramento prosecutors filed a murder charge Tuesday against the motorist accused of driving the wrong direction on Highway 99 and killing Elk Grove Police Officer Tyler Lenehan after colliding with the officer’s motorcycle Friday.

The felony complaint, filed as suspect Jermaine Jeryan Walton made a brief first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court, states that Walton “did unlawfully, and with malice aforethought, murder Tyler Lenehan…”

Walton, 31, remains in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail without bail and faces a second count of causing an accident resulting in death and failing “to render reasonable assistance” to Lenehan.

He did not enter a plea Tuesday and was ordered to return to court March 7.

The murder charge stems from the

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