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."
The HCSO did not indicate that any charges were filed in the accident.
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Godby worked at the 701 N. San Jacinto Detention Facilities and was hired by the HCSO in August 2012.