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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Parker County Fatal Crash 05-04-23

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1             Number of Injured: 0                   Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 05/04/23 5:45 PM

County: Parker

Location: State Highway 199, 4 miles east of Springtown

Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph

Vehicle 1: 2000 Suzuki Colt

Driver 1Deceased

Kenneth Clay Ard, male, 61 YOA of Springtown, TX.

Pronounced by: J. Trest on scene.


Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling west on State Highway 199. The rider failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and struck a fence. The investigation is ongoing

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper Samuel Nix, Parker County DPS

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days. Link:

Sergeant William Lockridge

Texas Department of Public Safety

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