Wichita Falls Police said Michael Basich, 47, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Thursday night on Sheppard Access Road.
Officers said Basich and a woman passenger were traveling south when witnesses said the motorcycle crashed after trying to pass a car.
Police said Basich hit his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman passenger was thrown into the grass.
She was taken to United Regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. WFPD said neither were wearing helmets.
Officials said as of Friday morning the passenger was still being treated at the hospital.