Fatality accident outside of Weatherford

A Parker County man was found dead early Thursday morning at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck outside of Weatherford.

The Weatherford Democrat says the body of 23-year-old Colton Bruce was found in the 3300 block of Old Garner Road around 3:30 a.m., according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, which had not ruled on the cause and manner of Bruce’s death Thursday afternoon.

A Toyota Corolla traveling westbound on Old Garner Road near Shady Grove Road veered off the north side of the roadway for an as yet undetermined reason and struck a group of trees, Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonnie Haschel said.

Another occupant of the vehicle left the scene on foot, likely looking for help, according to Haschel, who said the Parker County Sheriff’s Office received calls at that time of a person knocking on doors in the area.

Once troopers found the other occupant, the person was taken to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, according to Haschel. Information on the other vehicle occupant’s name, the extent of injuries, or who was driving the vehicle was not immediately available Thursday.

Bruce was a 2010 graduate of Aledo High School and later attended Tarleton State University, competing with the college rodeo team.

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