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Man killed in Fort Worth after his motorcycle crashed into a pole, police say

A male motorcycle driver struck a pole on S. Sylvania Avenue early Friday morning and was killed, police say.
A male motorcycle driver struck a pole on S. Sylvania Avenue early Friday morning and was killed, police say. Getty Images/iStockphoto

A motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle collision in which the motorcycle smashed into a pole early Friday morning, police say.

The victim was identified later Friday morning as Joshua Johns, 38, of Fort Worth, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

The accident happened on the 600 block of S. Sylvania Avenue at 1:41 a.m., police spokesman Daniel Segura said.

Johns was pronounced dead at the scene, Segura said.

"It seems like speed was the factor" that caused the accident, Segura said.

Police shut down a portion of Camp Bowie Boulevard West on Tuesday as they investigated an accident in which a road crew worker was hit by a driver. Police initially suspected the driver was drunk, but then said the driver had a medical issue.

Scene from a multi-vehicle fatality accident on I-35W southbound just north of Ripy Street in Fort Worth.

The city's Fort Worth Safe Communities Collaborative is tracking car crash data based on MedStar 911 calls, and has ranked the intersections where the most accidents have happened during the past year.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74
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