Vernon Barns Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US 83 near Winters

Vernon Barns Killed in Motorcycle Crash on US 83 near Winters

Vernon Barns Killed in Winters Motorcycle Crash on US 83 near FM 1086

Winters, Texas (June 3, 2023) – A man was killed Thursday afternoon in a motorcycle crash about nine miles north of Winters, according to the Texas DPS.

The fatal crash happened on June 1, on US 83 near FM 1086.

DPS said 66-year-old Vernon Russel Barns of Bradshaw, Texas, was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on US 83 while 67-year-old Jerry Laverne Connor of Myra, Texas, was driving a 2012 Peterbilt towing a trailer behind Barns.

Barns was slowing down, attempting to turn left onto FM 1086, and Connor was unaware the motorcycle was slowing to turn and crossed the center line to the left. Barns was also unaware the truck was behind him and turned into the trailer.

Barns was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, where he was pronounced dead.

The road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

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