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ARLINGTON A motorcycle rider was killed early Saturday morning after police say he failed to negotiate a curve on Interstate 20 in Arlington.

James Kilpatrick of Burleson was on the ramp from southbound Highway 360 to I-20 when, police said, it appeared that his bike hit a guardrail around 2:15 a.m.

The 43-year-old was thrown from the vehicle and landed in a grassy area adjacent to the highway, where he was pronounced dead. Kilpatrick had not been wearing a helmet.

The westbound lanes of I-20 were closed while police investigated the fatal accident. Its cause has not been determined.

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