Visibility was limited as Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, rode his bike across Weldon Street at 9:35 p.m. It was dark and rainy, and there was a wall in the median where a ramp descends into the Cityplace parking garage.
According to police, neither he nor the person he was riding with spotted the 2005 Nissan Murano SUV traveling northeast down Weldon. The car sideswiped Jones as he entered the roadway, "forcing him to the pavement and pinning him under the vehicle," police said.
Jones was later freed with the help of a fire engine, but the damage was done. An assistant Dallas County medical examiner pronounced him dead at 10 p.m. of "multiple blunt force traumas."
Police are treating the crash as accidental and are not pursuing charges against the driver of the SUV. The cops conclude in their incident report that Jones "killed self in motor vehicle accident."
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