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Two Mansfield bicyclists killed when hit by SUV

GRAND PRAIRIE — Meredith Hatch, who was prominent in Mansfield and Grand Prairie education circles, and a fellow bicyclist were killed Sunday morning when they were struck from the rear by a sport utility vehicle near Joe Pool Lake.

Police said the driver of the Lincoln Navigator was believed to be intoxicated.

Authorities said Hatch, 38, and Mike Alfaro, 36, both of Mansfield, were killed about 8:20 a.m. while eastbound on Camp Wisdom Road.

Police arrested Kenneth Bain of Duncanville. He was being held Sunday in the Grand Prairie Jail.

Hatch, the mother of three boys, was co-owner of the Primrose School of Walnut Creek, a private preschool at 2201 Matlock Road in Mansfield. She was a member of the board of directors of the Mansfield ISD Education Foundation.

Meredith Hatch and her husband, Sherman, opened the Primrose School of Walnut Creek in 2001. In 2007, they opened the Primrose School of Grand Peninsula, 2430 N. Grand Peninsula Drive in Grand Prairie.

Authorities said Hatch and Alfaro were avid bicyclists and were training for an upcoming race.

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