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Motorcycle Accident Near Marshall Kills Two

At 9:40 Friday evening, there was a three-vehicle fatal crash on FM-1999 at FM-9 in Harrison County. Reportedly, the driver of a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup, Jeffery Mac Martin, 52, of Waskom, and his passenger Lonnie Martin, 53, of Karnack, were traveling north on FM-9. At that same time, the driver of a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle, Richard Phillips, 54, of Shreveport, and his passenger Melanie Hubbard, 48, of Shreveport, were traveling east on FM-1999. Martin entered the roadway of FM-1999, failing to yield the right of way to the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the driver’s side door, ejecting both riders. Another vehicle, a 2016 Honda Civic, driven by Hannah Marter, 21, of Ashley AR, Unit 3, was westbound on FM-1999 and struck the ejected riders.

Judge Oswalt pronounced Hubbard at the scene, and they transported her to Meadowbrook Funeral Home in Marshall. Paramedics took Phillips to LSU – Medical Center in Shreveport, where he later died. Paramedics treated and released the driver and passenger in the Ford at the scene. The reports show the driver of the Honda did not receive injuries from the crash.