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Fort Worth, Texas — March 11, 2013

An accident Monday on Sycamore School Road at Colfax Lane killed a motorcycle rider according to police.

The Fort Worth Police Department stated that an off-duty firefighter was riding with a female passenger at 6:40 p.m. when a westbound SUV turned in front of him. The motorcycle hit the back of the SUV, possibly as the result of high speed.

Both passengers were wearing helmet, but the driver died at an area hospital. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed—an increase of 2 percent over the 5,174 motorcyclists killed in 2007. There were 96,000 motorcyclists injured during 2008.

UPDATE: Officials identified the driver as 42-year-old Lylian Berry Jr. His passenger, 37-year-old Shymill Murphy, died Tuesday, march 12 of his injuries.

If you were involved in this accident, or a family member to someone involved, and would like an official copy of the police report, you can make a request with this form.

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