Motorcyclist killed on west Harris Co. roadway

November 10, 2012 11:48:09 AM PST
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies said a motorcyclist was killed late Friday night after swerving to avoid hitting a vehicle pulling out of a parking lot.

It happened just after 11pm in the 19900 block of Park Row in west Harris County.

According to investigators, the victim was speeding westbound in the in the inside lane on a 2002 Yamaha R6.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled out of the Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the motorcycle. The victim drove across the westbound lanes and hit a curb on the outside of the roadway, then struck a utility pole.

Officials said the motorcyclist was dead by the time they arrived at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation and the victim's identity was not released.