'Naked unicyclist' killed in La Porte crash

LA PORTE, Texas -- 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 KHOU 11 at the time, the man's father said his son was mentally ill and needed treatment.

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