Motorcyclist killed in traffic accident during Lone Star Rally in Galveston

Galveston police are investigating the first traffic death related to this year's Lone Star motorcycle rally.

The deadly accident took place at 11:30pm Thursday, the first day of this year's rally. An 18-wheeler driver traveling on FM 3005 was waiting to turn onto 8 Mile Road, and needed clearance to properly make the turn. Police say the big rig driver began to make the turn from the right shoulder, and while doing so, a motorcycle traveling in the inside lane struck the trailer.

The motorcyle driver, Cody Frankum, 35, died at the scene. His passenger was his wife, Carole Frankum, 22. She was thrown into the median. EMS crews rushed her to John Sealy Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

The couple from Seabrook were in Galveston to attend the Lone Star Rally.

The accident remains under investigation.

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