Retired Flint Police officer killed in Texas motorcycle accident - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Retired Flint Police officer killed in Texas motorcycle accident

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HOUSTON, Texas (WJRT) -

(08/04/11) - Houston Texas Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that killed a retired Flint Police Officer.

An online news release indicates 49-year-old Draike Sparks was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the release, the accident occurred about 7:40 a.m., Thursday, at the 5600 Southwest Freeway (South U. S. Highway 59).

Sparks was reportedly operating a tan Yamaha Road Star motorcycle, southbound, when traffic came to a stop.

According to witnesses, the motorcycle was traveling too fast to stop, swerved into the left emergency lane and then back to the right onto the main lanes.

The motorcycle's footbars struck the roadway and Sparks, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected and killed.

There were no other vehicles involved in this accident.

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