Fatal motorcycle crash in Hardin County; DPS says driver, passenger not wearing helmets

The DPS says a woman 30-year-old woman from Louisiana died in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Hardin County.

Bobbie Leigh Jackson of DeRidder was driving the motorcycle when it traveled off Highway 96, about 3 miles south of Silsbee, and when she tried to get the motorcycle back onto the road, she overcorrected and both Jackson and a passenger fell off.

Jackson died at CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth.

Her passenger, a 52-year-old woman from Louisiana, was seriously hurt.

DPS says the driver and passenger weren't wearing helmets.

From DPS - On May 12, 2018, at approximately 3:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a motorcycle crash on US 96 in Hardin County. The crash occurred approximately three (3) miles South of Silsbee.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on US 96. The vehicle traveled off the roadway onto the shoulder. In an attempt to get the vehicle back onto the road, the driver overcorrected which caused the driver and passenger to fall off the motorcycle.

The driver, 30-year-old Bobbie Leigh Jackson of DeRidder, Louisiana, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injury. Jackson did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased, shortly before 4pm, by Dr. Parkus at the hospital.

The passenger, a 52-year-old female also from Louisiana, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. At this time, DPS does not have any updated medical information on the condition of the passenger.

The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were not wearing helmets.

This crash remains under investigation and there are no further details to be released.

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