A Livingston man has died from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident early July 4.
Gregory Wayne Lawrence, 43, of Livingston was pronounced dead at 1:43 Thursday morning at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, according to Trooper David Hendry, DPS Lufkin.
The accident happened around 1 a.m. when Lawrence was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on FM 350, just outside the Livingston city limits. DPS investigators say he apparently lost control in a curve and crashed.
Polk County deputies were first to arrive at the scene. They found Lawrence had been ejected. His body was discovered about 50 feet from his motorcycle. Investigators say he was not wearing a helmet and appeared to have suffered severe head trauma.
Investigators said evidence at the scene indicated Lawrence had apparently lost control of his vehicle, gone through a north bound ditch and hit a road sign before the motorcycle stopped.
Lawrence was taken to Livingston Memorial Hospital and later flown by helicopter to Hermann Memorial in Houston. "There were alcohol and prescription drugs found at the scene," said Trooper Gene Flowers, Polk County DPS. At last report, Lawrence was in unstable critical condition, according to Flowers.
According to a report at PolkCountyToday.com, Polk County deputies had responded to a disturbance complaint Tuesday evening involving Lawrence at a party.
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