Motorcyclist dies after losing control on curve in Tye

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
POSTED: 9:34 PM Apr 20 2013   UPDATED: 9:34 PM Apr 20 2013
Fatal crash
Tye, Texas -

A motorcyclist died Saturday afternoon after he lost control on an access road in Tye.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 53-year-old Kenneth Pier of Sulpher Springs crashed on an Interstate 20 access road near mile marker 277 around 2:26 p.m.  

Troopers said he was not wearing a helmet and he left the roadway, overturned and landed in a ditch. Pier was pronounced dead at Hendrick Medical Center. 

His body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.