Authorities identify men who died in wrecks in Arlington, Burleson

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The names of two men who were killed Monday in separate single-vehicle wrecks were released Tuesday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Chad Watkins, 38, of Grapevine was killed when his vehicle veered off a service road of Texas 360 in Arlington about 6 p.m. and rolled down the embankment and into the northbound lanes of the highway. Watkins, who was ejected from his vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, Arlington police said.

Richard Poe, 42, of Burleson was killed in a wreck that was reported at 7:15 p.m. Monday on southbound Interstate 35W just south of the exit to Alsbury Boulevard on the north side of Burleson.

Information about the wreck was still unavailable Tuesday night, said Sally Ellertson, a spokeswoman for the city of Burleson.

The medical examiner did not list Poe’s address, but public records indicate he was from Burleson.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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