The Daily News
Texas City FD personnel work on the patient with her motorcycle in foreground.
Published July 21, 2002
TEXAS CITY A Galveston woman died Friday night after crashing her motorcycle on FM 519.
The woman, 44-year-old Janell B. Jones, was riding her motorcycle south on Loop 197 when she got into the right turn lane to go west on FM 519 about 6:30 p.m. Friday, police said.
Jones apparently lost control of the motorcycle while turning west. She hit a curb and flew into the air, landing about 80 feet away.
Jones, who was not wearing a helmet, was unconscious and barely breathing when emergency crews arrived.
Police blocked about half a mile of FM 519 in front of the BP facility to allow a Life Flight helicopter to land. The helicopter took Jones to a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital, where medical personnel attempted to revive her.
Those attempts were unsuccessful,
however, and doctors pronounced Jones dead at 7:37 p.m. Friday.
County medical examiners said they planned Saturday to perform an autopsy to determine exactly what killed her.