DPS: Motorcyclist killed in Van Zandt County after striking cow in roadway

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Updated: May. 15, 2018 at 2:19 PM CDT
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A motorcyclist was killed late Monday night after striking a cow in the roadway in Van Zandt County.

Dale Fritch, 46, of Chandler, was thrown from his motorcycle after striking the animal.

Just before 11 p.m., DPS was called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on FM 2339, approximately 5 miles west of Edom.

Fritch was travelling on a 2002 Black Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to DPS, when he hit the animal and suffered fatal injuries.

Fritch was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Scott Shinn.

The investigation is on-going and there is no other information available at this time.

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