Etoile man killed in motorcycle accident early Saturday morning

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An Etoile man died early Saturday morning following a motorcycle crash.

According to DPS report, Frederick Harkins III, 61, was driving his 2001 Honda motorcycle southbound on FM 226, 5 miles south of Highway 103 in Nacogdoches County at 6:50 a.m. His motorcycle left the roadway, struck a culvert, and Harkins was thrown from the motorcycle.

Harkins was pronounced dead at 6:55 a.m. on the scene. His family has been notified. No one else was injured. Authorities are not sure if he was wearing a helmet.

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