Monday, March 9, 2009
Motorcycle accident kills Alvin woman
By Erin McKeon
Published March 9, 2009
MANVEL — A collision between a motorcycle and a Suburban resulted in the death of a 64-year-old Alvin woman Saturday afternoon, police said.
Anise Knigge Stiefvater died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston after a medical helicopter took her from the accident scene in the 17500 block of Highway 6 in Manvel, Manvel Police Capt. Aaron Bell said.
The wreck happened at about 2:55 p.m. Saturday when a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Stiefvater, hit the back of a white 2002 Chevrolet suburban driven by Mark Jones, 43, of Fresno, Bell said.
The Suburban was eastbound in the center lane of the highway and had slowed to change lanes and enter a business driveway but was unable to because of another vehicle in the driver’s blind spot, Bell said.
Stiefvater struck the rear of the Suburban and was thrown from the motorcycle, Bell said. She was not wearing a helmet.
Fresno and his passenger were not harmed in the accident, Bell said.
Alcohol was not believed to be a contributing factor, he said.