At approximately 2:30am, Thursday June 24, 2010, officers responded to a major accident involving a motorcycle, at the Southbound On-Ramp of Arkansas State Highway 549, under Loop 245. Upon investigation it was determined to be a single vehicle motorcycle crash. The operator was identified as Doyle Coker, W/M 3/19/1966, of Texarkana. Cocker had significant injuries and was transported immediately to Wadley Hospital for medical attention. The passenger, Brandy Brown, W/F 11/09/79, also of Texarkana, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation revealed that as Cocker entered onto HWY 549 he lost control of the motorcycle, left the roadway, and then crashed. This caused both Cocker and Brown to be ejected from the motorcycle.
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Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)