TEXAS CITY

Two people died Sunday during a major accident involving a car and a motorcycle near Mall of the Mainland, a Texas City Police Department spokesman said.

The Texas City Police Department received notice from staff at a University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston Sunday evening that both motorcyclists died as a result of their injuries, spokesman Allen Bjerke said.

The driver was a 63-year-old male and the passenger was a 55-year-old female. The Galveston County Medical Examiners Office is withholding their names until family is notified, Bjerke said.

The accident happened when the motorcycle collided with a black Nissan Rouge attempting to turn into the mall parking lot, Bjerke said.

The 53-year-old driver and two passengers of the Nissan, aged 58 and 76, received only minor injuries, Bjerke said.

The investigation is ongoing, Bjerke said.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.

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Stephen Murphy

As a motorcycle rider, this hits home. May the deceased rest in peace. My condolences to family and friends. Please, people, watch out for motorcycles! It's Lone Star Rally time and there will be thousands of motorcycle riders and passengers on the road. Regardless of how some of you feel about motorcycles, please realize that we are not all bad. I've read some pretty disturbing comments people have made about motorcycles and it boggles my mind that people actually feel the way they do about motorcycles because of some of the the things some motorcycle riders do. But, you can't put all of us in the same category as some of the jerk motorcycle riders out there. For the most part, we're probably better drivers because we have to be so aware of our surroundings when we're riding and we have so much to lose if we make a mistake. Not to mention, we have family and friends that want to see us again. We're no different than you, except we love to ride our bikes. Unless you've ridden, you really can't understand why we ride, even though it's getting more and more dangerous to do so because of how people are driving these days, especially with cell phones. It's crazy out there! Please, watch out for motorcycles!

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