Zavalla man transported to hospital after motorcycle accident

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Zavalla man was flown by helicopter to a Tyler hospital following a truck-motorcycle wreck on U.S. Highway 69 South, Friday evening.

According to DPS Trooper Pamela Snider, Doug Bruce, 49, was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on U.S. Highway 59.  Bruce was behind a Dodge pickup, driven by Kelly Matthews, 50, of Lufkin, when he failed to control his speed and hit the pickup as Mathews was attempting to make a left-hand turn.

After hitting the pick-up, Bruce landed in a large puddle on the side of the road.

Both lanes of traffic were shut down for about 8 minutes as responders worked the scene.

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