Center Fireman Loses Life in Nacogdoches County Motorcycle Crash

May 9, 2021 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one-vehicle motorcycle crash last night May, 8, 2021, on SH 21 at County Road 434.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 9:25pm, a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west. For unknown reasons the driver drove off the highway to the left and overturned.
The driver is identified as Wade Howell, 29, from Center. Howell was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced deceased on May, 9.

This crash remains under investigation. Additional information is not available at this time.

Editor's note: Howell has been a member of the Center Volunteer Fire Department for several years, since June 2015.