Body found in Fort Worth front yard after apparent motorcycle crash

Posted Friday, Aug. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A motorcyclist who had apparently crashed into a retaining wall was discovered dead in the front yard of a Fort Worth residence near Lake Worth Friday morning.

Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman, said the time of the wreck is unknown.

“The body had been there for some time because rigormortis had set in,” she said in an email.

Investigators believe the man had been riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed north in the 4300 block of Clarke Drive, near the northeast shores of Lake Worth, when he missed a curve and went off the left side of the road, striking a brick retaining wall.

The impact threw the man’s body over the retaining a wall and into the front yard of a residence, Neal said.

Neal said there were no signs of braking or skidding prior to the collision.

The discovery of the body was reported to police around 8 a.m.

The identity of the motorcyclist had not been released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as of late Friday evening.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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