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Motorcyclist killed in accident on Ranch Road 12


One man was killed in a single vehicle accident Tuesday after his motorcycle traveled off of Ranch Road 12 south of Dripping Springs.

Authorities have identified James C. Caudle, 55, as the victim in the accident, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera said. Caudle’s next of kin has been notified, Barrera said.

The accident occurred at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday on Ranch Road 12 roughly 1.5 miles south of Dripping Springs.

According to a DPS accident report, a 2004 Honda motorcycle, operated by Caudle, was traveling southbound on Ranch Road 12 when the driver “failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off of the roadway.”

Barrera said Caudle was wearing a helmet, but due to the crash, didn’t survive his injuries.

This story is developing. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.