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Bell County, Texas — April 14, 2013

A Bell County motorcycle accident near Salado killed a Fort Hood solider on Sunday according to state police.

A motorcycle driven by 23-year-old Joseph E. McDonald was riding with a group on Farm-to-Market Road 2843 when he failed to negotiate a curve. Mr. McDonald went off the roadway and hit a dirt culvert before rolling several times and being thrown from the bike according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Mr. McDonald was declared dead at the scene. It is not known if any other bikers were injured.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed—an increase of 2 percent over the 5,174 motorcyclists killed in 2007. There were 96,000 motorcyclists injured during 2008.

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