Motorcyclist killed in major crash on SH 130 in Georgetown identified

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A motorcyclist is dead after being involved in what was described as a major crash on State Highway 130 in Georgetown.

The rider has been identified as 50-year-old Johnie Ray Franklin of Hewitt, Texas. An investigation and witness accounts revealed Franklin was riding at a high rate of speed southbound when he came up on traffic slowing due to a vehicle fire ahead.

Franklin was unable to stop in time and hit the back and side of a vehicle, and was thrown into the back of a second vehicle.

The city of Georgetown warned drivers at the time that the southbound lanes of the toll road were closed at County Road 152 — not far from Interstate 35 — following the crash at around 7 p.m.

Franklin was pronounced dead at 8:03 p.m. at Seton Medical Center Williamson. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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