LUFKIN, TX (08/06/2016) — Motorcyclist Robert Melton lost his life on Sunday after another driver failed to yield right of way.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), 58-year-old Robert Lee Melton (of New Caney) died in a car wreck along Highway 69 near Chimney Rock Street in Lufkin, Texas.
The DPS reported that at around 3:00 p.m., Melton was traveling northbound on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle when 42-year-old Felicia Lenore Brown failed to yield at a stop sign at Chimney Rock. The two vehicles collided as Brown pulled onto Highway 69.
Melton, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
This accident remains under investigation.
Police have not said if the driver is facing criminal charges, however, the accident is still under investigation. To those affected by this tragic motorcycle accident, we offer our condolences.