Man Texting While on Motorcycle Loses His Life

Brandon R. McClain was headed south on I-65 in Indiana
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2015 7:28 AM CDT
Man Texting While on Motorcycle Loses His Life
The man in this stock photo appears to be wearing a helmet. Brandon R. McClain was not.   (Shutterstock)

Should you need more proof that texting while driving can be a deadly mix, consider the story of Brandon R. McClain. The 43-year-old Indiana man was heading south on I-65 on his motorcycle Thursday afternoon—while texting at the same time, police say. He apparently veered into the grassy median, tried to swerve back onto the highway, and lost control. He wasn't wearing a helmet, and later died at an Indianapolis hospital. Police wouldn't tell the Lafayette Journal & Courier how they were able to verify that he was texting. (A distracted driver this week killed a man who was biking across the US for charity.)

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