Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 0 Number Killed: 1
Date & Time: 5/28/2023 at 2:30 PM.
County: Van Zandt.
Location: US Highway 80, .2 miles west of Fruitvale, Texas.
Posted Speed Limit: 60 mph.
Weather Condition: Cloudy.
Road Conditions: Dry.
Vehicle 1: 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Tommy Wayne Stites, male, 55 YOA from Baytown, Texas.
Helmet worn: No.
Pronounced by: Justice of the Peace Scott Shinn, on scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Vehicle 1, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, was traveling west on US 80. Vehicle 1 was traveling at an unsafe speed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Vehicle 1 left the roadway striking a guardrail. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.
Investigated By: Trooper C. Lunceford- DPS Canton
A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days.
Sergeant Christopher Williamson
Texas Department of Public Safety