Athens Review, Athens, Texas

July 1, 2013

Man dies in wreck

Collision between motorcycle, SUV on FM 85

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — A collision involving an SUV and a motorcyle killed a 29-year-old Seven Points-area man Saturday night.

Texas Department of Public Safety reports said Steven Brody Hopson died at the scene of the wreck on Farm-to-Market Road 85 about 4-1/2 miles west of the city.

Stephanie Lynn Chandler, 40, the driver of a 2012 Dodge Durango, was not injured.

DPS reports said the Durango was eastbound on FM 85 as Hopson approached in the westbound lane on a 1995 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle. The Durango reportedly crossed into oncoming traffic, striking the motorcyle.

The wreck was investigated by Jose Gomez of the Athens DPS office.

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Dale Blaylock pronounced Hopson deceased, and ordered his body sent to the Dallas forensic examiner’s office for an autopsy.