POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A wreck involving a car and a bicycle on US Highway 190 that occurred on Tuesday night in Polk County claimed the life of a 56-year-old man.
According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a crash on US 190 about a half mile west of Livingston at about 9:45 p.m Tuesday. The preliminary crash report shows that Mikaela Mercer, 31, of Livingston, was driving east on US 190 in a 2009 Dodge Nitro when her vehicle struck a bicyclist who was also traveling east in the outside lane, the press release stated.
The bicyclist was identified as Bruce Marx, of Livingston. He was transported to a Conroe hospital and died in the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Mercer was not injured in the crash, according to the press release.
The crash remains under investigation.