State officials have identified a man who was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle wreck during a community event.
On Saturday at around 9:05 a.m, troopers were called to to a one-vehicle crash on US 259 near Longview. A DPS preliminary crash investigation revealed a group of motorcyclists were traveling north bound on US 259 when the group slowed to make a right turn. A rider in the group braked, lost control of his motorcycle and threw both both rider and passenger.
The driver died at a local hospital. He has been identified as Charles Flowers, 59, of Longview.
Flowers passenger was Bridget Kennedy, 55, of Longview. She was also taken to local hospital in critical condition.
No other information is available.