Motorcyclist killed in crash near Joe Pool Lake

The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Wednesday evening along Lake Ridge Parkway near Joe Pool Lake.

Grand Prairie Fire/EMS and Police responded to the scene around 5:45pm last night at the Lake Ridge Parkway bridge over the lake. This was not far from the England Parkway intersection.

Traffic investigators believe a motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Lake Ridge Parkway when he lost control and hit a guardrail. Paramedics transported him to Medical City Arlington trauma center, but he was pronounced deceased.

The motorcyclist has been identified as a 61-year-old man from Midlothian.

Lanes of the roadway were closed while police investigated the scene. The crash remains under investigation.