Northeast Tarrant

Motorcyclist identified in fatal North Richland Hills wreck

Officials have identified a motorcyclist killed Saturday afternoon in a North Richland Hills traffic accident.
Officials have identified a motorcyclist killed Saturday afternoon in a North Richland Hills traffic accident. Courtesy

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Mid-Cities Boulevard has been identified as William Plunkett, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Sunday.

Plunkett, 21, of Hurst, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon.

Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a fatal motorcycle crash shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 7900 block of Mid Cities Boulevard.

A vintage 1934 Ford two-door was traveling eastbound and the motorcycle, a 2008 Yamaha, was traveling in the same direction. The motorcyclist tried to pass in the left lane, according to a news release from the North Richland Hills Police Department.

For an unknown reason, the Ford lost control and struck the motorcycle, the release said.

The driver of the Ford, a 63-year-old man from North Richland Hills, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, police said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article122898204.html#storylink=cpy

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