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Police confirm identity in fatal motorcycle wreck

Officials have identified the man who died Tuesday from injuries he received in a motorcycle crash as a 31-year-old Fort Worth man.

The medical examiner's office identified the man as Kevin Rinehart, 31, of Fort Worth.

The wreck was reported at about 4 p.m. in the 700 block of South Hulen, near the intersection with Foxfire Way.

The medical examiner listed his home address about two miles from where the accident occurred.

A Honda CBR sport bike driven by Rinehart was northbound at a high rate of speed when it struck a red minivan, police said.

Rinehart was taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital where he died shortly after arrival, said Lt. Paul Henderson, a police spokesman.

The driver of the van was not hurt, Henderson said.

"We do not anticipate any criminal charges against the driver of the van," Henderson said.

Witnesses told police that the motorcycle and another car may have been racing, said Sgt. Rodney Bangs, supervisor of the Traffic Investigation Unit.

The driver of the other car stopped at the scene and gave a statement to police, Bangs said.

He noted that it was too early in the investigation to say whether the man driving that car would face racing charges.

Police initially had difficulty identifying the motorcycle rider because they couldn't find his driver's license. They did, however, locate an insurance card, which helped them develop possible leads, Bangs said.

Rinehart was wearing a helmet, Bangs said.

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