2 Motorcycles Hit 1 Deer, 1 Rider Hospitalized, the Other Rider Arrested, NEW WILLARD, November 28, 2017 - Shortly before 2 am on November 28, 2017, a red 1999 Honda Valkyrie, driven by Ian Bradford, 45, of Highlands, was north-bound on US-59. Riding alongside Bradford was a black 1998 Harley Davidson driven by Jessie Milner, 38, of Corrigan. Both were just north of Swilley Road when they both struck the same deer. Both motorcycles swerved into the center median and crashed. Acadian Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene and treated Bradford for head and facial injuries. Milner was physically okay. Deputy Teddy Sims and Corporal Javier Segura with the Polk County Sheriff's Office were also dispatched along with Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Bradford was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Investigating Trooper, Donny Akers ran both vehicles and Milner's Harley Davidson was reported stolen out of Harris County. Milner was placed under arrest and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. When Milner arrived at Polk County Jail, he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine (felony). Both motorcycles were recovered by Ken's Towing. The Honda will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The Harley Davidson will be stored at the Polk County Sheriff's Office impound yard.
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Trooper Donny Akers investigated the accident. Pictured is 38 year old Ian Bradford's (of Highlands) 1999 Honda Valkyrie.
The 1998 Harley Davidson (driven by 45 year old Jessie Milner, of Corrigan) was reported as stolen out of Harris County.
Milner was placed under arrest for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Milner was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Both motorcycles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
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