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Victim in motorcycle wreck earlier this afternoon a Newark native

A wreck between a pickup truck and motorcycle death early this afternoon at the intersection of Farm Road 718 and Green Oak Road killed Leonard Placker Jr., 66, of Newark. The motorcyclist was killed instantly when the the pickup driven by Tracy L. Walker, 52, of Newark took a left turn onto Green Oak Road while southbound on FM 718 and ran directly into the northbound motorcycle. Placker wasn’t wearing a helmet. State Trooper Zeb Siebeneck said no charges have been filed in the case, but it is still under investigation. Walker was uninjured. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Many Hays pronounced Placker dead at the scene.

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