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Motorcyclist Jerry Wayne Newton, 55, killed in hit-and-run collision on U.S. 287 in Rhome, Texas

Modified Date: 
Thu, 03/16/2023 - 9:16pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

Rhome police asks for public’s help locating suspect, witness of fatal motorcycle crash

The Rhome Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect driver who is wanted in relation to the death of a motorcyclist. The police is also hoping to speak with a witness to the crash. 

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According to investigators, officers in Rhome were called to a crash along U.S. Highway 287 between Pioneer Parkway and Texas 114 at about 7:15 a.m. where a motorcycle rider was fatally injured after having been driven from the roadway.

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Police say the suspect vehicle is a gray Ford F-250 or F-350 quad cab that was pulling a black gooseneck trailer that was hauling what appeared to be an asphalt roller vehicle. The truck is a newer model Ford with an aftermarket front bumper, hood scoop with market lights beneath the hood line and has dark gray or black wheels.

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The trailer was carrying a white and black asphalt roller, or similar equipment, with a high bar behind the seat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rhome Police Department at 817-636-2400 or the Wise County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 940-627-5971.

Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Jerry Wayne Newton
U.S. 287
Rhome, TX