UPDATE: Decomposed body found under bridge near Henrietta identified


UPDATE: A Flat tire may be the cause of a deadly motorcycle accident.

DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing said the body of Ronald Pierce Daniels, 61, of Las Vegas, was found Thursday, August 15 around 3 p.m. about six miles southeast of Henrietta.

He said Daniels was going south on Highway 287 when they believe his rear tire may have gone flat possibly causing his motorcycle to leave the roadway and enter the center median and crash.

A bridge surveyor noticed the body while inspecting an overpass and notified Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Daniels had been listed as missing from Amarillo since August 8.

CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Department of public safety investigators are trying to determine what led to a man’s death after finding his body Thursday. The man’s body was found under a bridge a little more than six miles east of Henrietta on US Highway 287.

Sgt. Dan Buesing said the Clay County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3 p.m. Thursday from bridge surveyors who found the body. The man was driving a Harley Davidson when he went off the highway between two bridges and crashed down below.

“DPS troopers and Clay County Sheriff’s Office are trying to make an identification on the person right now as well as get some information off of the motorcycle,” Buesing said. “All of that is ongoing.”

Buesing said the man’s body had been there for some time and is badly decomposed.

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