Motorcyclist killed on FM 973 identified

- FM 973 at Richland Road
Motorcyclist killed in crash on FM 973 at Richland Road on July 20, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Alicia Inns)

COUPLAND, Texas (KXAN) — Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died while trying to avoid hitting a car near Coupland Thursday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says 37-year-old Timothy Ryan O’Connor of Taylor was riding his Harley Davidson southbound on Farm to Market 973 when a vehicle going north failed to yield while turning left.

To avoid colliding with the car, DPS officials say O’Connor took evasive action but was thrown off his bike. He died at the scene. 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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