Traffic Fatality Involving Motorcyclist (Press Release)

by Traffic Division, Monday, September 24, 2012, 02:00 (2338 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – On Monday September 24, 2012 at approximately 12:35 am, officers with the Abilene Police Department’s Patrol and Traffic Divisions responded to a call of a one-vehicle motorcycle crash in the 1300 block of North Arnold Boulevard in northwest Abilene. A 2003 silver Honda motorcycle had been travelling north on Arnold Boulevard and failed to negotiate a curve, moving left of center and off the roadway. The operator of the motorcycle, Larry Dale Lain, a 45 year old male from Abilene, lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected. No one else was riding with Mr. Lain. Mr. Lain was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bryan Smith. Mr. Lain was not wearing a helmet.

Next of kin notification has been made. At this time, there is reason to believe that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash. The investigation is on-going and more information may be released at a later time.

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