From The Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — A Hueytown man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Bessemer on Thursday, September 15, at approximately 11:51 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, 38-year-old James David Townsend was the lone rider of a Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling in the 4000 block of 9th Avenue North when involved in a single-vehicle wreck.
“The decedent lost control of his motorcycle when trying to pass traffic in the median of the roadway,” Chief Deputy Coroner Williams Yates said.
Townsend was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause and circumstances surrounding the wreck are being investigated by the Bessemer Police Department.
The story will be updated when more information is available.