Arlington, Texas - Arlington Police Department reported on two separate incidents where individuals have been killed in motorcycle-related crashes within a span of one week in Arlington, Texas.
The first crash occurred Saturday, October 30 around 12 PM on Dottie Lynn Parkway. According to police, a Chevrolet Traverse was traveling southbound and attempting to turn left into the Village Creek Historical Area when a motorcycle collided with the SUV.
The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 44-year-old Patrick Stephens, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Investigators believe he was traveling at a high and unsafe speed when the crash occurred. No other injuries were reported.
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The second crash occurred Sunday afternoon, November 7 around 2:30 PM on Highway 360 near Abram Street. According to police, the motorcycle rear-ended a Honda CRV that had come to a stop in the center lane due to heavy traffic on the highway. The force of the impact caused the motorcycle driver, identified as 26-year-old Luke McCullough, to be thrown from his bike. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Witnesses told officers the motorcycle driver was traveling at high speeds and changing lanes aggressively just prior to the crash.
Arlington Police Chief Al Jones released a statement via Twitter Wednesday morning, noting that 7 deadly wrecks had occurred in Arlington over a 2.5 week span. He cited “speed or alcohol” as factors in nearly all of the crashes.
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