Pettus man dies in motorcycle accident
by Joe Baker
Nov 12, 2012 | 8811 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PETTUS – A 21-year-old Pettus man died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Sunday morning, Nov. 11.

According to information from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Pettus resident Reyes Cruces (21) was riding a 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle in the parking lot of the Pettus Valero gas station on US Highway 181 at about 11:20 a.m. when he lost control of the bike.

Cruces, who police say was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Police said that Cruces accelerated the motorcycle popping a “wheelie” sending him and the motorcycle sliding on the pavement about 50 yards toward a gas pump.

The motorcycle struck the gas pump. Police said, and Cruces' head struck the cement barrier near the pump which resulted in fatal injuries.
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November 15, 2012
I think the headline you used in Wednesday's paper for this story was very sad. This is a human being and a family that lost a young man. You could have been more understanding to their loss