Jail Officer Dies in Motorcycle Accident

A Harris County jailer died Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding clipped an SUV that had made too wide a turn into traffic, the Harris County Sheriff's Office says.

J.C. Godby was traveling westbound in the 5900 block of FM 2920 about 12:30 Saturday afternoon when the accident happened.

"Godby was operating a 2007 Honda motorcycle in the inside lane of the road," the HCSO says. "A Chevrolet Tahoe was attempting to turn east onto FM 2920 from the private drive of a Kroger store. The Tahoe turned wide into the westbound lane of Godby. The motorcycle struck the back left panel of the Tahoe, and then struck a 2005 Ford F150 truck that was in the center turn lane."

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The HCSO did not indicate that any charges were filed in the accident.

Godby worked at the 701 N. San Jacinto Detention Facilities and was hired by the HCSO in August 2012.

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