Early Monday morning at approximately 6:00 a.m. Wilbarger County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a person seen close to the southbound lanes of traffic on US 287, just west of the truck stop in Harrold, TX.
DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing stated that Wilbarger County Deputies responded and found – MITCHELL RAINES, 76, of Harrold, TX lying deceased – in the right lane of southbound US 287. (Mr. Raines lived approximately 300 yards south from highway – investigators are working on possible factors of Mr. Raines location at the time of incident)
Preliminary investigation reveals that a southbound vehicle struck RAINES and failed to stop. Gene Morton, local Justice of the Peace pronounced RAINES deceased a short time later.
DPS is investigating several leads on the vehicle involved. More information will be available at a later time.