Michael Campbell Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US 259 in Gregg County

Michael Campbell Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US 259 in Gregg County

Michael Campbell Killed in Gregg County Motorcycle Crash on US 259 at Tryon Road

Gregg County, Texas (January 4, 2022) – One person was killed on Monday in a motorcycle crash in Gregg County, according to the authorities.

The deadly accident happened around 1:55 p.m., on January 3, on US 259 at Tryon Road, just north of the Longview city limits.

Authorities said James Melvin Laney, 77, of Longview, was driving eastbound on Tryon Road, attempting to cross U.S. 259, while Michael Wayne Campbell, 74, of Diana, was riding his motorcycle southbound on U.S. 259.

Laney stopped at a stop sign, did not see the motorcycle, and pulled into the road, resulting in a collision.

Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Laney was uninjured in the crash.

An investigation is underway.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Michael Wayne Campbell.

Most motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers who don’t keep a proper lookout or fail to yield the right-of-way. Because motorcyclists are vulnerable, their injuries are usually severe, often suffering from road rash, broken bones, brain injuries, amputations, or spinal cord injuries. In some cases, the accident results in death.

If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you should consult our attorneys, at Joel A. Gordon & Associates, who have a history of success in wrongful death claims. To speak with a wrongful death attorney, please  Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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