Motorcyclist killed in crash involving Longview fire engine

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Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 12:26 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 12:38 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - Longview police say the driver of a Longview fire engine failed to yield right-of-way, resulting in the death of a Hallsville man.

According to the police Facebook post, an initial investigation revealed an LFD fire engine was traveling west on Alpine Road at 6:35 p.m. Thursday and failed to yield right-of-way while turning onto East Ann Drive. James Ray Neuville, 60, was driving a motorcycle east on Alpine Road and laid his motorcycle on the ground to avoid collision with the fire engine.

Fire personnel on scene immediately began providing aid to Neuville. Neuville later died at a Longview hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life. On behalf of the men and women of the Longview Fire Department, I want to offer our sincere condolences. The motorcyclist’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.” - Longview Fire Chief J.P. Steelman

According to Longview Fire Marshal Kevin May, the driver of the fire engine has been placed on administrative leave.