The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash Friday night on IH 10 near Mile Marker 858 involving a motorcycle. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 10:45 p.m., a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the inside lane when it struck a couch that was in the roadway, ejecting the driver. The driver is identified as John Franklin Martin, 42, from Buna. Martin was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont and pronounced deceased a short time later. Martin was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No additional information is available at this time.
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