Buna man killed in motorcycle accident

Buna man killed in motorcycle accident

A Buna man is dead after being ejected from his motorcycle during an accident occurring on Highway 96 Saturday night, May 10, in Buna.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release, the driver of the motorcycle, identified by authorities as 56-year-old Durwood Hodge was driving his 2003 Harley Davidson northbound on Highway 96 in Buna around 11:20 p.m. when he left the roadway to the right and crashed into a ditch. Hodge was ejected from his motorcycle.

DPS said Hodge was wearing a helmet and it is unknown at this time what caused him to wreck his motorcycle.  

Hodge was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Steve Conner. 

The accident remains under investigation.