Head-on collision kills Madisonville man on motorcycle

MADISON COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- A Madisonville man on a motorcycle was killed Friday night after he was hit head-on by an SUV in Madison County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed Saturday morning the deceased is Shane Yarnell, 46.

Investigators say Yarnell was northbound on SH 90 four miles south of Madisonville when a 2019 Cadillac Escalade traveling southbound attempted to pass in a no-passing zone on the highway.

The driver of the Escalade hit Yarnell's motorcycle just after 10:00 p.m. near FM 1452. Yarnell, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Escalade is identified as Blas Soto Somoza, 25, of Lewisville. Troopers say there were several people in the Escalade, but nobody had life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.