Lubbock Motorcyclist Killed During Game Night Celebrations - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/3/08

Lubbock Motorcyclist Killed During Game Night Celebrations

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A Lubbock man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in oncoming traffic early Sunday morning, just across from Texas Tech.

Police say Joseph Burchfield, 20, was southbound on Avenue X near Glenna Goodacre Boulevard just after midnight, when he tried to speed past another vehicle. Burchfield struck another vehicle head on, and also hit the jeep he was trying to pass.

Burchfield was wearing a helmet, but was pronounced dead at University Medical Center.

Police are still investigating whether alcohol was a factor in this crash.

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