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Texas man thrown from motorcycle, killed near Texarkana

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TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

A Texas man was killed early Friday morning after he was thrown from his motorcycle on Hwy. 59 in Texarkana, Texas. He was not wearing a helmet.

Texarkana Police say Kevin Butts, 40, of Hooks, Texas, died about 3:15 a.m. No other vehicles were involved.

Butts, riding his Yamaha V-Star, had just left the I-30 westbound exit and had begun traveling southbound on Hwy. 59 when the motorcycle ran into a concrete barrier wall.

Butts suffered severe injuries and was taken to Christus St. Michael Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash.

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