MINER -- A Jackson man was killed in a traffic accident near the 2800 block of Malone Avenue Thursday afternoon.
The Miner Police Department received a 911 call at approximately 3:15 p.m. stating there had been a traffic accident, according to Chief Roger Moore, after which several police officers responded.
"When we arrived on the scene, there was a subject that had been hit that had been riding a motorcycle," Moore said. "Preliminary investigations indicate he lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle was coming out of ATV Cycle World. He was at the stop sign and when he took off he lost control of the motorcycle, entered into the eastbound lane at which point he was struck by the white SUV."
As ATV Cycle World is located on the north side of Malone Avenue, the motorcycle had crossed the westbound lane before being hit.
Officers called for an ambulance and, with assistance from the Miner Fire Department, diverted traffic off Malone. "We shut down Highway 62 at that location," said Moore.
"The coroner was called and he was pronounced dead at the scene," Moore said.
The victim was Cameron David Garrison, 20, according to Jerry Goin, deputy coroner.
Garrison was wearing a helmet, according to Goin, although it was knocked off during the accident. "He had a brand new helmet, brand new coat to go along with it, and a brand new motorcycle," he said.
Goin said reports indicate Garrison applied too much throttle and the motorcycle came up on the back wheel and crossed the centerline of Malone Avenue.
The cause of death appears to be a broken neck, he said.
"There is an investigation still ongoing at this time," Moore said, as there are several witnesses to be interviewed still.