Motorcyclist killed in weekend wreck in Bedford

05/27/2014 12:37 PM

05/27/2014 12:37 PM

A motorcyclist trying to get on Texas 183 in Bedford was killed Saturday night when he hit an 18-wheeler, police said Tuesday.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Philip Bailey, 49, of Euless. He was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. on the highway.

“It appears that the driver misjudged the 18-wheeler’s position and tried to enter the freeway before the 18-wheeler had passed,” police Lt. David Smith said in an email. “Bailey’s motorcycle struck the trailer and then went under.”

The wreck occurred in the 13000 block of eastbound Texas 183 as Bailey tried to merge from the entrance ramp.

No other injuries were reported.

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