Motorcyclist killed in Lewisville crash

Around 6:40am this morning, Lewisville Fire/EMS and Police responded to the southbound express lanes of I35E between Swisher Road and FM 407/Justin Road for a major accident.

Authorities say a motorcyclist was traveling southbound on the highway when he swerved around an 18-wheeler and struck the median dividing the express lanes from the main lanes. Impact from the collision caused the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle. He was then struck by a vehicle.

Paramedics pronounced the rider deceased at the scene. He has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as a 31-year-old man from Denton.

Southbound I35E express lanes were closed while Lewisville police investigated the scene.