ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A teenager is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle Friday evening.

Arlington police say 19-year-old Aundre Thompson of Arlington was heading west on the 600 block of Woodcrest Lane around 6:30 p.m. when he hit a pole.

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Thompson was taken to Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died.

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Police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said there is evidence that Thompson was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened.

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Richard says this is the eighth traffic fatality in Arlington in 2012.