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Polk County Crash



POLK COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two-vehicle fatality crash this morning on US 59 in Goodrich.

The preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 1:10 a.m., a 2012 Honda motorcycle was traveling north and failed to control speed and struck the back of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup. After the initial collision, the motorcycle drove off the roadway to the left and into the center grassy median where it stopped.


The driver of the Chevrolet pickup is identified as 67-year old Roy Smith from Houston. Smith was not injured during the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle is identified as 57-year old William Guy from Groveton. Guy was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.




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