Bicycle rider killed after being hit by a tanker truck

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A man riding a bicycle on I-20 in Midland is dead after running into a tanker truck.

At 8-15 this morning, 47 year old Bobby Jack Baker rode north across the grass median right in front of east bound traffic along the Iinterstate.

Then officials say an 18-wheeler hit Bbaker knocking him 200 feet away.

Baker was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials had to block off traffic in the eastbound lane of I-20 from Loop 250 to just past Midkiff.

The truck driver is not facing any charges.

The incident is still under investigation.