Highway accident leaves 1 dead

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A 59-year-old Lewisville man died Sunday night after his motorcycle collided with another motorist’s vehicle on U.S. Highway 380.

Andrew Floyd Garner was pronounced dead at Texas Health Presbyterian Denton at 7:23 p.m. Sunday, said Troy Taylor, chief death investigator with the Denton County branch of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Texas Highway Patrol troopers were called around 6:35 p.m. to an accident on U.S. Highway 380 near Smith Road in Denton County, officials said.

Garner was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster eastbound on U.S. 380 when he struck a 2003 Chevy Venture traveling westbound, said Sgt. Lonny Haschel, a spokesman with the Texas Highway Patrol.

The Chevy van turned south into a private parking lot when Garner’s motorcycle struck the van on the side, he said.

The driver of the van, a 66-year-old man from Denton, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Garner was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, officials said. 

Garner’s exact cause of death is pending an autopsy, Taylor said.

The accident remains under investigation, Haschel said.

MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885 and via Twitter at @MGrayNews.

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