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January 2, 2013

Man dies in first Parker County fatality of the year


In the first fatal wreck in Parker County during 2013, a Parker County man died after his motorcycle struck a tree late Tuesday south of Weatherford.

Michael Todd Grandstaff, 42, a bartender, was pronounced deceased at the scene shortly after midnight this morning, according to DPS.

The vehicle was traveling north in a 40 mph speed limit area on Tin Top Road when it left the roadway, crossing the east bar ditch and struck a tree, Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Gary Rozzell said.

The cause of the wreck was still under investigation, according to Rozzell.

Grandstaff was not wearing a helmet at the time, Rozzell said.

Witness Lauren Thomas told the Democrat she called 911 after she was the first one to arrive at the scene. Grandstaff was wearing a helmet and it was still on and intact, according to Thomas.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled his death an accident due to multiple blunt force injuries as a result of a moped-fixed object collision.

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