Evening Motorcycle Ride Kills One Man - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/20/08

Evening Motorcycle Ride Kills One Man

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We now know the name of the man killed during a Friday evening motorcycle ride in East Lubbock. Investigators spent several hours Friday evening, trying to piece together what led to Jim Randle Stephens' death.

Police tell us Stephens was headed West bound on East 50th Street on a 2002 Harley. At the same time, an 18-year-old female in a 2000 Nissan Maxima was east bound on East 50th. We are told as she turned onto the Loop 289 access road the two collided.

"The car turned apparently left in front of him and stuck the vehicle almost head on. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to UMC," Lubbock Police Department Captain James Shavers said.

Stephens died soon after he arrived at University Medical Center. Captain Shavers says Stephens hit the windshield of the car, in a nearly head-on collision. Investigators say the 18-year-old was the only person in the car. She was taken to the police station for questioning.

At this time, it is not clear if speed or alcohol played a role in this accident. Police say Stephens was wearing a helmet.

We are told police expect to be back on the scene Monday to continue their investigation. This accident makes at least five fatal motorcycle accident in the last year.

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