A Kilgore man has been identified as the bicyclist who was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed Monday, Kilgore police said.

Julian Rico, 73, died after being taken to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

First responders were called around 10:20 a.m. Monday to the area near the intersection of Texas 42 and Barton Street. First responders found Rico “severely injured and in need of immediate transport to a medical facility.”

Officials interviewed the driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as Daniel Hatten, 32, of Temple, during the initial crash scene investigation.

The crash remains under investigation by the Kilgore Police Department.

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