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Road Rage or Racing May Have Led to Fatal Fort Worth Crash Tuesday

Witness reports seeing driver of black SUV weaving in, out of traffic

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One person is dead following an early-morning multi-vehicle crash Fort Worth police say may be the result of road rage or racing.

Police were called to a crash involving multiple vehicles near the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and South Riverside Drive, south of Interstate 30, at about 8 a.m.

At least two vehicles were involved in the crash, a black SUV that crashed head-on into a bridge support pillar and a white Dodge pickup truck that appeared to have rolled over before coming to a stop farther down the road.

Hector Javier Arcinie Martinez was killed in the crash. It's not clear which vehicle Martinez was in or if he was driving. The conditions of others involved in the crash are not yet known.

Police said they were considering road rage or street racing as a potential cause the crash. A witness reported seeing the driver of the black SUV weaving in and out of traffic.

The fatality crash closed three lanes of traffic for several hours Tuesday while the scene was investigated.

During the investigation, all northbound traffic was diverted onto the Riverside Drive exit. All lanes of traffic were reopened at about 10:45 a.m.

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