James Van Stephenson of Malakoff, Texas had been confirmed dead following a Motorcycle Accident on Henderson County road on Thursday.
James Van Stephenson, 46, was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle north on State Loop 7 when he passed a vehicle in a no passing zone and lost control of the motorcycle.
Stephenson was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to a funeral home in Athens, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety investigators preliminary report.
DPS said the crash is under investigation.
According to reports, Stephenson was operating a motorcycle on County Road 1500 near Loop 7, when the vehicle lost control and crashed while attempting to pass another vehicle around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.
Stephenson was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
DPS reports, Stephenson wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.