Motorcyclist killed in wreck on Southwest Freeway near Bellfort

The accident happened on the Southwest Freeway outbound at Bissonnet

May 16, 2013 1:49:53 PM PDT
Several southbound lanes of Highway 59 at West Bellort were closed for hours Thursday because of a fatal motorcycle accident.

The accident happened around 11:30am. According to witnesses, the 49-year-old victim was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed and erratically changing lanes. He hit the back of a Chevy pickup, lost control and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there are no indications driver of the pickup was impaired and no charges will be filed.

Four main lanes were shut down during the investigation, as was the frontage road. They've been re-opened.

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