Motorcyclist killed after hitting rig in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Shepherd man died Monday afternoon after he drove into an 18-wheeler which turned in front of him just north of Goodrich, according to a DPS report.

A justice of the peace pronounced Roger Dale Rice, 46, dead at 3:30 p.m. at a Livingston hospital.

According to the report, Rice was driving a 1980 Honda motorcycle northbound on U.S. 59, 1.5 miles north of Goodrich, at 2:29 p.m. when he hit a 2009 Peterbilt 18-wheeler, which was towing a flatbed trailer, driven by Shirley Bobyk, 47, of Saskatchewan, Canada. Bobyk was driving southbound and was turning left into a private driveway, according to the report.

Rice was wearing a helmet.

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