LONGVIEW, TX (01/11/2017) — A motorcycle accident on Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of Brett Crump.
Police identified 31-year-old Brett Alan Crump (of Longview) as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred in the 3500 block of Gilmer Road, near Wain Drive, in Longview, Texas.
Officials reported that at around 12:16 p.m., 47-year-old Eugene Allen Jones was traveling northbound on Gilmer (TX-300) in a 2015 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck when he failed to yield right-of-way to an oncoming 2014 EBR motorcycle—driven by Crump—as Jones attempted to make a left turn onto to Wain Drive. As a result of this maneuver, the two vehicles collided in the southbound lane of Gilmer.
Crump, who was wearing a helmet, sustained serious head injuries and did not survive the collision. Jones was ticketed for failure to yield right-of-way.
Authorities have already given the at-fault party a ticket for this incident; however, additional charges might be filed against this driver depending upon the results of the investigation. We will provide updates as they become available.
To those affected by this accident, we offer our deepest condolences.