Grand Jury Clears Woman Involved in Deadly Texas Motorcycle Crash

A grand jury cleared an elderly woman from charges relating to a deadly motorcycle crash.A elderly woman involved in a fatal motorcycle crash in May has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by a Texas grand jury, according to published reports.

Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham said Helen Turner, 71, was cleared by a grand jury after they saw a full presentation of evidence compiled by his office. Turner was turning left on a flashing yellow light on May 10 when her vehicle was reportedly hit by a motorcycle driven by Kendrick Clark.

The 23-year-old was trapped under his bike, which then burst into flames, leading to his death.
Bingham told reporters the grand jury heard from eyewitnesses, officers on the scene, officers who had performed the accident reconstruction and Turner herself before coming to their final decision.

“We presented a full case, but the grand jury did not find probable cause that criminal wrongdoing had been committed,” he said.

There were 311 fatal motorcycle accidents in Texas during the first nine months of 2010, according to statistics from the Governors Highway Safety Administration, 60 less compared to the same period the year before.