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Hallsville man dies from injuries after Longview motorcycle crash

By From Staff Reports
June 10, 2013 at 5:25 a.m.


A Hallsville man involved in a motorcycle wreck in Longview this past week has died from his injuries.

Kevin Heath Puckett, 41, died Sunday night. He was hospitalized in a coma after he wrecked his motorcycle at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Judson Road and East Hawkins Parkway, according to police reports.

Puckett was traveling westbound in the inside lane of East Hawkins Parkway when he lost control of his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle and fell onto the roadway, police said.

Puckett rolled beneath a trailer pulled by a pickup, which was traveling in the outside westbound lane.

The driver of that truck, Aarron Michael McFatridge, 38, of Longview, was unaware Puckett had rolled under the trailer as he made a right turn onto North Judson Road. The trailer dragged Puckett several feet before coming to a stop, according to the police report.

Puckett's wife, Jennifer Puckett, is a band director at Hallsville ISD.

McFatridge was not issued a citation, and charges are not expected to be filed, police said.

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