Motorcyclist Vernon Barns Killed after Crash with 18-Wheeler Crash in Winters
WINTERS, TX (June 8, 2023) – Officials identified 66-year-old Vernon Russel Barnes of Bradshaw who died in a motorcycle and 18-wheeler crash on Highway 83 on June 1.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened near FM-1086 shortly before 3:00 PM. Based on a report, Barnes was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson, going north on the highway prior to the crash.
At the same time, Jerry Laverne Connor was driving a 2012 Peterbilt truck pulling a flatbed trailer also om the northbound side of the road. Subsequently, Barnes slowly made a left-hand turn from the highway while Connor drove into the southbound lane to pass.
Barnes then struck the passing truck and trailer.
As a result, Barnes sustained major injuries in the incident. Crews transported him to Hendrick Medical Center-North in Abilene, where he died about two hours later.
Connor was not hurt in the incident.
As of now, the case remains under investigation. In addition, no other details are available.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Vernon Russel Barnes.
If you have lost a loved one in a crash, get in touch with The Alpha Accident Lawyers immediately. Let our experienced and dedicated accident attorneys help you navigate through this difficult time. Our team is trained to deal with insurance companies and ensure you get as much compensation as possible for your pain and suffering. We will fight to defend you from their aggressive and unfair tactics. Call us today at (800) 544-2696 to schedule a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so you pay absolutely nothing unless we will your case. Moreover, you can request a copy of the police report from your accident.