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Maud, Texas — September 5, 2012

A three-vehicle accident on the Sulphur River Bridge of Texas State Route 8 killed Candi Barnes, 52, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident involved two motorcycles and a mid-sized sedan, and Ms. Barnes was a passenger on one of the motorcycles.

Jerry Barnes, the driver of Ms. Barnes’ motorcycle, was airlifted to an area hospital. Robert and Jacqueline Beauchamp were also injured, but the severity of their injuries was not reported.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per vehicle mile traveled in 2007, motorcyclists were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 9 times more likely to be injured.

If you were involved in this accident, or a family member to someone involved, and would like an official copy of the police report, you can make a request with this form.

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