Man dead after motorcycle strikes utility pole


Cove Leader-Press


50-year-old James Michael Sims died on Sunday after his motorcycle struck a utility pole on in the 300 block of Summers Road in Copperas Cove.

According to Copperas Cove police, they responded to a call at approximately 6:33 p.m. for a single-vehicle accident and came upon Sims with life-threatening injuries.

“EMS personnel performed life-saving measures but James succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by Coryell County Justice of the Peace F.W. ‘Bill’ Price.”

Police say a witness on scene reported that Sims, the driver of the motorcycle, was traveling north in the southbound lane toward her vehicle, causing her to swerve into the center lane to avoid a collision.

Then, the motorcycle quickly veered toward the west side of the roadway, with Sims losing control of the motorcycle and striking a nearby utility pole.

Police say the incident continues to be investigated by their Criminal Investigation Division.

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