Motorcyclist Thrown from Bike and Hit By Semi Dies

Published: Jul. 9, 2016 at 9:40 AM CDT
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LEE COUNTY (WIFR) -- A man is dead, a woman in the hospital after a motorcycle accident.

The Lee County Sheriffs Department says it happened around 9:15pm Friday on Rt. 26 at McGinty Rd.

Deputies say the motorcycle hit a deer, throwing the driver, Justin Hopson, 36, and his passenger, Eva Hopson, 30, from the motorcycle. Justin Hopson was then hit by the semi traveling behind the motorcycle.

Justin Hopson was pronounced dead at the scene. Eva Hopson was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are unknown.

The accident is under investigation.