Arlington, Texas – A fatal crash in Arlington claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Saturday.
Officers from the Arlington Police Department were sent to the intersection of W Randol Mill Road and NW Green Oaks Boulevard at approximately 6 p.m. in response to a report of an accident involving a motorcycle and a Mercedez-Benz.
Reportedly, the motorcyclist crashed into the back of the Mercedes-Benz after crossing the intersection on a red light.
The initial investigation showed the driver of the Mercedes was making a legal turn to the left onto NW Green Oaks Blvd when they were hit in the back by the motorcycle, which was headed southbound on NW Green Oaks Blvd. Authorities were also informed by witnesses that the motorcycle was allegedly involved in a race prior to the crash.
Charges won’t be brought against the driver of the Mercedes since they are not considered responsible for causing the crash.
Responding crews took the motorcyclist, who was said to be a 21-year-old man, to a local hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries later.
The Mercedes driver remained uninjured.
The name of the victim will be released after authorities inform his family.
The investigation remains open.