Bicyclist Struck, Killed Crossing I-20 in Arlington

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Mar 3, 2014  |  Updated 5:36 PM CDT
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Bicyclist Killed Crossing I-20

NBC 5 News

Several lanes of westbound Interstate 20 in West Arlington are closed Monday after a person on a bicycle was struck and killed while crossing the highway.

The collision took place at about 3 p.m. along I-20 near Bowman Springs Road, east of the Loop 820/state Highway 287 split.

From Chopper 5, the bicycle could be seen pinned underneath the front bumper of a pickup truck that stopped in the far left lane.  Arlington firefighters, however, were blocking off a scene more than 100 yards to the east in the far right lane; indicating the driver was not able to immediately stop after the impact.

Police said the bicyclist, an adult male, died at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of family members and will later be released by the Tarrant County medical examiner.

Two lanes of traffic are being allowed to weave through the two scenes. Police have not said how long the lanes will be closed and that intermittent lane closures are to be expected through rush hour.

Police said the driver of the truck stopped and is cooperating in the investigation.

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