Josh Cain of Bedford, 21, died Thursday night, Aug. 21, died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
Cain was a three-year member of the Dallas Independent Volleyball Association (DIVA), and a member of the North American Gay Volleyball Association. His fellow volleyball players honored him with a moment of silence before play began Friday night for the first night of competition in DIVA’s fall season.
The accident occurred about 10:05 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Pipeline Road and Hurstview Drive in Hurst. Hurst police said Cain was riding his Honda motorcycle westbound on Pipeline Road when a GMC Yukon driven by Rory Reaves, 35, of Hurst, turned from the eastbound lane north onto Hurstview, and turned in front of Cain’s causing his motorcycle to hit the front passenger side of the SUV.
Police said Cain was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.
Hurst Police Sgt. Craig Teague said Monday, Aug. 25, that Reaves was arrested at the scene of the accident and that charges of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle are pending as police await the results of toxicology tests.
An online fundraiser to assist Cain’s family in paying for the funeral and other expenses has been established at www.youcaring.com/Josh-Cain-Memorial. Watch Friday’s issue of Dallas Voice for more information.