Jerry Newton Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Rhome, Hit-and-Run Driver Wanted
RHOME, TX (March 14, 2023) – Rhome Police identified 55-year-old Jerry Wayne Newton of Decatur as the victim who died in a motorcycle accident on Highway 287 on March 10.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened between Pioneer Parkway and Highway 114 around 7:15 AM. Based on a report, Newton was riding his motorcycle on the highway at the time of the crash.
Due to unknown reasons, a vehicle struck and forced him past the shoulder, into the grassy median. Subsequently, the victim lost control and crashed while the vehicle left the scene.
As a result, Newton suffered grave injuries. Emergency crews transported him to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died.
A witness who stopped to help Newton described the vehicle as a pickup as dark or silver-colored, pulling a white flatbed trailer with orange on the bottom.
As of now, Rhome Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the truck.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Jerry Newton.
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