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Sanger man identified in fatality accident

A 35-year-old Sanger man has been identified as the motorcyclist who died during an accident Monday in Denton off Loop 288.

James Huschke was on his motorcycle traveling north on Loop 288 when he collided with a pickup that was traveling south, police said.

Troy Taylor, a chief death investigator for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Huschke was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

According to state law, motorcyclists aren’t required to wear a helmet if they are older than 21 years of age, have accident insurance coverage and successfully complete a motorcycle operators safety training course.

Huschke died from massive blunt force trauma to his upper and lower extremities, as well as his abdomen, Taylor said.

Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the two vehicles collided as the pickup attempted to turn left into the Denton Town Center shopping center.

There is a turn light at the intersection, police said, but the exact cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Roads were shut down for several hours while the investigation was under way, Officer Shane Kizer said after the accident.

There were no other injuries in the collision.

Arrangements for Huschke are pending with Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey.

— Megan Gray