DPS investigating deadly motorcycle accident on River Road

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WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a deadly motorcycle accident in Wichita Falls that claimed the life of a longtime Allred Prison employee who was also a Wichita County jailer.

James Davis was traveling northwest on River Rd. approaching FM 1740 when he failed to maneuver a curve in the highway.

Davis was thrown from his 2009 Harley Davidson when he entered the ditch, Davis was not wearing a helmet and investigating Troopers believe speed was a factor in the crash.  Davis was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to United Regional hospital in Wichita Falls. 
Authorities say the 48 year old  was not wearing a helmet---  and believe speed played a part in the crash.

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