Truck driver sought after fatal motorcycle wreck in Arlington

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A motorcyclist was killed after being separated from the bike on Interstate 20 near Matlock Road in Arlington Wednesday afternoon.



Posted on February 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 9 at 9:26 PM

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ARLINGTON — Arlington police are looking for the driver of an 18-wheeler that may have been involved in the fatal crash of a motorcycle on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at Matlock Road around 4:20 p.m.

Police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said it appeared that Mark Deselles' motorcycle was struck as the big rig changed lanes. Deselles, a 38-year-old Arlington resident, fell from the bike and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck — described as a white trailer with a red-and-white cab — did not stop, and may not have realized that the motorcyclist was struck.

It was not clear whether road conditions played a role in the accident.

If you have any information about this fatal accident, please contact Arlington police at 817-459-5667.