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Officials ID Lockheed worker killed walking to work in Fort Worth

Officials have released the name of the Lockheed employee who was fatally struck by a car early Monday as he walked to work in west Fort Worth, police said.

Michael Tyler, 51, of White Settlement, was identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. His name was withheld earlier until his family was notified.

Police were called at 5:38 a.m. to the accident scene in the 700 block of Bomber Road, said Sgt. Rodney Bangs, supervisor of the traffic investigation unit.

The road follows the west side of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

Tyler worked at the Lockheed facility on the base, and he regularly walked to work from his home on Russell Street in White Settlement, about a half mile away, Bangs said.

He was crossing Bomber Road when he was struck by a 2001 Lexus driven by a 27-year-old man, who was also headed to work at the Lockheed plant, Bangs said.

"It was dark outside and it wasn't real well lit," he added. "We don't anticipate criminal charges, but it's still early in the investigation, so we can't completely rule out the possibly."

The driver of the Lexus was contracted to work at the Lockheed plant, but he was not a regular employee of the company, said Joe Stout, Lockheed spokesman.

Stout also noted that Tyler worked 27 years for Lockheed and his latest title was manufacturing planner specialist.

Tyler was a good guy, according to a friend who asked that his name not be published. He said they served together as helicopter mechanics in the Marine Corps.

He said Tyler was the father of a son and daughter -- both adults -- and his mother was retired in Florida.