Motorcycle wrecks kill one, injure two
Wrecks occur blocks apart
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov. 14, 2005 - One man died and two others were seriously  injured as a result of two motorcycle accidents involving three bikes that occurred within an hour’s time Sunday evening. Both accidents were still under investigation by police Monday morning.

Adrian Lamont Wooten, 32, of Sulphur Springs was riding a motorcycle and Chris Young, 19, also of Sulphur Springs, was riding a mini motorcycle near Pacific Park Sunday evening. The two bikes collided around 5:30 p.m. on Lamar Street. Both riders sustained severe injuries and were taken by ambulance to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Wooten died of injuries sustained in the crash shortly after arriving at the hospital; he was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Young was flown from HCMH to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where he was being treated for extensive injuries, according to Sulphur Springs Police Patrol Capt. Norman Colyer. No further information was available Monday morning regarding his condition.

The second accident occurred around 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Gilmer Street, where a motorcycle reportedly “wiped out in front of Chicken Express,” callers reported to emergency dispatchers. Police, following up on their initial investigation were still unsure exactly what happened other than the male rider was unseated from the motorcycle. The rider sustained severe facial and head injuries. He was taken by ambulance to HCMH, then later flown to another trauma center.

�We�re still trying to make a positive ID on the rider,� Colyer said Monday morning. �There was none on him, there was no license plate on the motorcycle. We are still investigating to determine the rider�s identity.�

Police were still investigating both motorcycle wrecks Monday to try and determine just what caused the crashes.

Funeral arrangements for Adrian Lamont Wooten were pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Monday.

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