Motorcyclist Killed in Burleson County Accident Identified

Investigators are working a fatal motorcycle accident on Park Road 4 near the Big Creek Marina near Lyons in Burleson County.

William "Stoney" Burkes, 66, was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday night.

LAKE SOMERVILLE - The Burleson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on Park Road 4 near the Big Creek Marina near Lyons in Burleson County.

The single-vehicle crash happened just after 9 Friday night.

Investigators say 66-year-old William "Stoney" Burkes of Burleson County was found unresponsive by a witness inside the park.

Witnesses say Burkes appeared to have lost control of his motorcycle and exited the roadway.

Burkes was pronounced dead at the scene. Funeral arrangements are pending with Strickland Funeral Home out of Somerville.

UPDATE FROM 9:50 PM Friday, August 29:

Investigators are working a fatal motorcycle accident on Park Road 4 near the Big Creek Marina near Lyons in Burleson County.

Details are limited at this time. It happened around 9 p.m. Friday night.

The Department of Public Safety and the Burleson County Sheriff's Department are investigating the crash.

A PHI air medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but then cancelled.

The motorcycle rider is believed to be the only person involved in the wreck.


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