Motorcycle driver dies in wreck in Tarrant County, Texas

A person riding a motorcycle died Monday evening in southern Tarrant County in a car crash, authorities said.

The wreckage occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 6500 block of Rendon New Hope Road, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

A Kia car and a Honda motorcycle caught fire in the wreckage, and the operator of the motorcycle died at the scene.

The sheriff’s office did not disclose the directions the vehicles were traveling in or describe other circumstances. The investigation was incomplete.

Also on Monday, a man riding a motorcycle died in a single-vehicle crash on Morris Dido Newark Road in northern Tarrant County.

The sheriff’s office responded to the wreckage around 10:30 a.m. in the 9800 block of Morris Dido Newark Road. A Kawasaki motorcycle crashed just off the road. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and died instantly.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office had not disclosed the name or age of either operator as of Tuesday evening.

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Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He was previously a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.

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