Speed and alcohol may have been factors in a fatal wreck involving two motorcycles and a Jeep early Friday, police said.
The two motorcyclists were westbound in the 1700 block of Mansfield Webb Road about midnight when one rear-ended a Jeep, Sgt. Jeffrey Houston, an Arlington police spokesman, said in a news release.
The second motorcycle veered off the road and struck a tree. The rider was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. His condition could not be learned Friday afternoon.
The motorcyclist who hit the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:19 a.m. He was identified as John Lee, 42, by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. His town of residence was not listed.
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The Jeep driver was uninjured, the release said.
Investigators were at the scene for more than five hours collecting evidence. Speed and alcohol may have played a role, the release said.
It was the fourth traffic fatality in a week in Arlington.
Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752