'Naked unicyclist' killed in Texas crash

Unicyclist killed in Houston crash

Credit: KHOU

The unicyclist died at the scene.



Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 6 at 8:28 PM

LA PORTE, Texas (KHOU11) -- The man who became known as the "naked unicyclist" was killed in an auto-pedestrian incident in La Porte late Tuesday, police said.

The crash happened on Sens Road near L Street around 11:30 p.m.

A driver traveling northbound in a Jeep hit the man, who died at the scene. No charges are expected in the case.

At least one area resident said she had previously seen the cyclist riding down the center of Sens Road before.

The cyclist earned his nickname following his arrest on the Highway 146 bridge in 2012.

Police said the man rode his unicycle naked through Kemah before being taken into custody. He was cited for the incident.

In an interview with WFAA's sister station KHOU 11 at the time, the man's father said his son was mentally ill and needed treatment.