Arlington

March 4, 2014

Authorities release name, age of pedestrian killed Monday on I-20 in Arlington

Rosendo Mendez, 57, was struck by a pickup about 3 p.m. Monday in westbound lanes of the interstate just west of Bowman Springs Road, according to reports.

Authorities have released the name of the man who was killed Monday afternoon while attempting to cross Interstate 20 with a bicycle in southwest Arlington.

Rosendo Mendez, 57, was identified Tuesday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Linda Anderson, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office, said Mendez’s home address was not available.

Mendez was struck by a pickup about 3 p.m. in westbound lanes of the interstate just west of Bowman Springs Road, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier reports indicated that Mendez was riding a bicycle. Anderson said that medical examiner’s investigators learned Mendez was on foot and pushing a bicycle across the interstate when he was struck.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and cooperated with investigators, police said Monday.

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