Ft. Worth man dies in Monday crash


By LPR Staff



A tragic accident on Monday morning claimed the life of a North Texas man living in Lockhart as part of the construction crew on State Highway 130.

Just after 8:15 a.m. on Monday, emergency crews were summoned to the corner of State Park Road and Medina Street in Lockhart to respond to a head-on collision b

etween a mid-sized SUV and a motorcycle. Investigation into the accident showed that the driver of the SUV, who was traveling east on State Park Road, had collided with the westbound motorcycle, driven by Danny Harrison, 39, of Ft. Worth.

Witnesses at the scene speculated the driver of the SUV, identified as Michelle Knudsen, of Lockhart, was planning to turn left onto Medina Street, and misjudged both the speed of the motorcycle and its distance from the intersection, striking it head-on when crossing into the westbound lane to make the turn.

Harrison, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe injuries. He was taken from the scene and transported via ambulance to Austin Brackenridge Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Described by his friends as a vibrant and fun-loving man and a caring husband and father, Harrison has been in the Lockhart area for more than a year. He worked with T.J. Lambrecht Construction, which has been instrumental in the construction of State Highway 130.

He is said to have borrowed the motorcycle from a relative for a “test drive,” and was considering purchasing one of his own.

Harrison leaves a wife and daughter, as well as a host of family, friends and coworkers.

Police are still investigating the crash, but the initial reports have revealed no mitigating factors; they are calling the accident just that, “a horrible, tragic accident.”


Editor’s Note: The staff and management of the Post-Register has long-standing friendships with both the Harrison and the Knudsen families. We ask our readers to join us in extending our thoughts, prayers and sympathies to all involved in this tragic situation.




    • Harvey Russell 4 September, 2022 at 13:18 Reply

      .this is ten years after the accident but I still think of your family that I thought so much of all of you. Danny was my superintendent for years and Judy was so nice. I hope time has helped heal the loss of your brother.

  1. Kelly Chatman-Lewis 31 July, 2012 at 12:39 Reply

    My cousin, Boo, was the guy that made our family whole. Our lives will never be the same. I am thankful that his body got to come back “home” to KY for his final resting place. I drive by that cemetery every day going to and from work. My thoughts are always. . . how unfair. For those of you who knew Boo, you will agree he was indeed a person who made an impression on you and the big guy you will never forget!

  2. Jeremy Ellis 1 August, 2012 at 18:53 Reply

    I am sorry to hear the news of this man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. People everywhere need to open their eyes and look out for motorcycles. On May 25th i was also involved in a motorcycle accident. It was a hit and run and the person driving the car fled the scene and has yet to be found. I got out of the hospital with a shattered shoulder blade but nothing more. I hope that people will be more cautious when they are driving.

  3. MaryAnn Lightner 2 August, 2012 at 23:38 Reply

    I grew up and graduated from high school with Boo. I always remember him having a smile on his face, and was a well liked, caring human being. I viewed his Texas service online, and from the words shared from those people there, he had remained the same good natured person. The family will remain in thoughts & prayers.

  4. Steve Moreland 3 August, 2012 at 14:06 Reply

    Boo was a great friend and a brother in Christ. His family is dearly loved by the church here in Florida. They were such an asset to the church and deeply missed when they moved to Texas. His family attended the Tuesday night Bible studies in our home, every chance they could.

    I always loved playing golf with Boo. He really made the day much more enjoyable, despite my terrible golf game. Boo was able to make friends with everyone he met.

    I know Boo is at peace. Boo was a great Christian, friend, husband, and father. My prayers are for his dear wife and daughter. Boo was very much the family man and loved being with his family. I know the sorrow of losing your soul-mate & companion. My heart goes out to his family. It was truly a blessing to have known Danny (Boo) Harrison and count him as a close friend!!! I will always miss him.

  5. Jennifer Mackey 5 August, 2012 at 21:37 Reply

    There is no other soul in the world that could ever compare to Danny!!

    My bestest–always will be loved forever!!

    “yeah boyzzzz” is what alot of TJL people can still hear him in their head saying over the Nextel ……

    “eaaaasszzzzy” …..”eaaaassszzzzzy” is what I shall remind myself of him saying as I read this article……

    His ability to allow others to feel better above his own needs–to ensure others a comfort–to protect many from feeling insecure–his patience–overwelming love for the people in his life–his driven motivation in life–the amount of hard work contributed–full of life mentality–hilarious humor and high energy–life of the party–lit up any room–and conversation among him–generous to anyone even sttangers–it’s endless and undescribable what a beautifull soul he has–there simply is no other this amazing!!

  6. Missy 6 August, 2012 at 23:02 Reply

    Oh the memories that I have with “Boo” growing up. He was an amazing man and friend. Boo was a wonderful friend growing up in our small community in Kentucky. He was always smiling and was never one that would meet a stanger. I still can’t believe that he is gone. May God bless his family.

  7. Darrel & Rita Harrison 20 October, 2012 at 16:55 Reply

    It is October 20, 2012 and we still have so many questions about the “accident” that took Boo from us! We miss him so much–his calls every week–the laughter in his voice–his questions–and always–“What’s going on?” We know Boo was a Christian and that gives us comfort–however–where is the Grand Jury?

    Uncle Darrel & Aunt Rita

  8. Marsha Hannan 12 December, 2012 at 02:22 Reply

    It is December and I miss my brother EVERYDAY and every hour… I reached out to the lady that hit my brother and she is yet to respond or even say I am sorry… Anyone who knew my brother knew what a great man that he was… I miss him so much… I will miss you until I take my last breath… Love your sister.

  9. David McCoy 6 July, 2013 at 05:04 Reply

    Praise the Lord that he is now in heaven. I tremble to think that I could easily cause such a wreck with the way that I drive.

  10. Tom Kirk 29 November, 2015 at 14:10 Reply

    Rode motorcycles without an accident for over 60,000 miles; and then I sold the bikes.
    I no longer wanted to take the risk. No matter how skilled and cautious you are, there is always the person waiting to turn left in front of you.
    How unjust that they are almost never charged with negligent homicide.
    “I didn’t see the motorcycle” doesn’t cut it. We’re talking about typically half a ton of machine and rider, it’s job one for a driver to watch what’s going on around him, or her.

    • Marsha Hannan 21 February, 2018 at 15:04 Reply

      Tom Kirk:

      Thank you for your reply — Michelle Stephenson has NEVER apologized nor acknowledged the life that she took. Her parents must be really proud of her — and to think she is a teacher in Lockhart – I wonder what moral lessons she teaches to her students.

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