WILBARGER COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — A Vernon man was killed in a motorcycle wreck Saturday evening in Wilbarger County.

According to Texas DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing, shortly before 5:30, a motorcycle traveling northbound on US 287 near Oklaunion failed to stay in the lane in a curve and entered the median.

The motorcycle struck a cable barrier, ejecting the rider.

The rider, 56-year-old James Robert Mills of Vernon, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Sgt. Buesing said Mills was wearing a helmet.

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