TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 58-year-old woman died Tuesday as a result of injuries she suffered in a motorcycle accident that occurred on State Highway 94 about six miles southwest of Trinity late Sunday night.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday night in the Glendale community. The accident report stated that it was raining the night of the accident.
A 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Joe Lynn Brinson, 52, of Trinity, was heading northeast on SH 94 when it left the road on the right. Brinson lost control, and the motorcycle fell to the side, throwing both Brinson and Kerri Jopplin Barnett, the passenger, off of the motorcycle, the report stated.
According to the DPS report both people were wearing helmets that did not cover their faces. Brinson and Barnett both suffered severe head and facial injuries, and they were taken to Houston Memorial Hospital.
Barnett, who was also from Trinity, died at the hospital at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. Brinson was released from the hospital that same day.