Malakoff man dies in motorcycle accident while not wearing a helmet

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ATHENS, Texas (KETK) – A Malakoff man died Thursday night in a motorcycle accident just outside of Athens in Henderson County.

 James Van Stephenson, 46, was traveling north on State Loop 7, when the driver passed a vehicle in a no passing zone and lost control. His motorcycle then slid into the roadway.

According to the preliminary report, Stephenson was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Belinda Brownlow.

The crash remains under investigation.

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