All lanes of northbound Central Expressway are back open at Parker Road in Plano after a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and multiple other vehicles Tuesday.
The crash took place at about 2:10 p.m. and killed one person and injured three others.
Friday, police identified the victim as 56-year-old Randal Earl Sexton of Allen.
They say a 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle illegally entered into the HOV lane due to slow traffic and was struck by a vehicle traveling in that lane. That collision created a series of crashes involving a total of seven vehicles.
The motorcycle driver was ejected from his vehicle and although he was wearing a helmet, the helmet came off, police said. Sexton, the motorcyclist, died at the scene and no other serious injuries were reported from any of the other motorists.
In addition to the motorcycle, the crash involved two pickup trucks, two sedans, an SUV and a Jeep.
The crash was spread over two of the four main lanes of the highway as well as the HOV lane, where the motorcycle came to rest along side one of the sedans.
Drivers on northbound U.S. Highway 75 were diverted off the highway at Parker Road for several hours as crews worked at the scene.
Plano police said at about 5:30 p.m. that the northbound lanes had reopened.
The investigation is on-going.