Motorcyclist killed in Hwy 87 wreck near Bridge City

A dispatcher with Texas DPS says a motorcyclist was killed Monday morning after he was hit by a car on Highway 87.

Authorities identified the man as 56-year-old Brian Babcock of Bridge City. 

According to DPS, both were heading south near Bridge City when the driver of the car says she was in the left hand lane. She tells 12 News the motorcyclist switched lanes from the right lane to the left in front of her to apparently attempt to make a left hand turn. She says was traveling at about 60 mph and was unable to stop, hitting the motorcycle. Troopers identify her as 30-year-old Angel Bowman of Orange. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety says Babcock was pronounced dead at Christus Hospital St. Mary just before 7 a.m.. 


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