TX Man James Van Stephenson ID’d As Victim In Thursday Night Fatal Athens Motorcycle Crash

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — James Van Stephenson, of Malakoff, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash in Henderson County Thursday night.

Stephenson, 46 was killed in a motorcycle crash involving a vehicle near Athens on Thursday night.

According to reports, Stephenson was operating a motorcycle on County Road 1500 near Loop 7, when the vehicle lost control and crashed while attempting to pass another vehicle around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

Stephenson was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

DPS reports, Stephenson wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Henderson County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,532. The county seat is Athens. The county is named in honor of James Pinckney Henderson, the first Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, and Secretary of State for the republic – Wikipedia.