A 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man died early Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on FM 2297.
Hurley Jerome Cork, whose occupation was listed as a laborer, was pronounced dead at 3:51 a.m. Sunday by a doctor at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, according to Texas Department of Pubic Safety reports.
The crash occurred at 2:55 a.m. Sunday on FM 2297, just south of County Road 1175, according to DPS reports. Hopkins County 911 operators dispatchers Arbala and Hopkins County firefighters, deputies and EMS to what was reported as a motorcycle wreck with at least one person found unconscious, according to county reports. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jason Graham responded and lead the crash investigation.
Graham’s findings at the crash site indicated Cork was traveling north on FM 2297 on a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle. He attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. He returned to the northbound lane, but lost control of the bike, which overturned and ejected him. Cork was identified as the driver. He was transported to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, where he died a short while later, according to the DPS crash report.
Sheriff’s reports indicated Hurley was one of many in the area attending a pasture rally in the area Saturday night. Dispatchers had received reports earlier Saturday night of motorcycles being driven recklessly on FM 2297. Reports did not indicate whether the wrecked Suzuki was one of them.
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