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20-year-old man dies after stepping into freeway traffic, police say

Arlington police responded to a fatal accident Thursday morning on Interstate 20.
Arlington police responded to a fatal accident Thursday morning on Interstate 20.

An Arlington man was killed after he stepped into traffic early Thanksgiving morning on Interstate 20, police say.

He was identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner as Dylan Draper, 20.

The incident happened shortly after midnight in the 400 block of I-20, police say. Draper walked across the eastbound lanes of the freeway and was struck by a car in the left lane.

He was transported to Medical City Arlington where he was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 a.m., according to authorities.

Police say there were two people in the car that hit Draper. Neither was injured, and they are cooperating with the investigation. They aren’t expected to be charged.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

An accident Tuesday afternoon on a Fort Worth, Texas freeway could have been much worse. MedStar reports that one person was ejected when a car rolled over on Interstate 30.

The driver crashed his truck into a bridge pillar while traveling northbound in the 12800 block of Interstate 35W, and his vehicle burst into flames, according to police.

19-year-old Dylan Spaid was likely heading home to Grand Prairie when he was shot once by someone in a dark sedan on I-20.

Stephen English covers breaking news for the Star-Telegram. He attended Texas Wesleyan University and has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 30 years.
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