A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is approaching the DFW Metroplex from the west. There is a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH issued for our area until 8pm.
Heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, quarter sized hail, and wind gusts of 60MPH are all possible with these storms. Expect storms between now and 5pm in the immediate DFW area.
Dallas police say a 19-year-old driver of a 2006 Cadillac Escalade is expected to be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault following a deadly overnight crash in northwest Dallas.
Firefighters and police from Dallas responded to the scene just after 1am in the 11100 block of Harry Hines Blvd between Royal Lane and Walnut Hill Lane. The Escalade was traveling northbound on Harry Hines Blvd at a high rate of speed when it struck a pickup truck and a second vehicle.
The impact of the crash caused the Escalade to penetrate the back of the second vehicle, causing significant damage. The driver of this second vehicle, identified as a 42-year-old man, died at the scene. The driver of the first vehicle hit by the DWI suspect was not injured.
After the crash, the driver and a passenger (21-year-old) inside the Escalade fled the scene on foot, but were apprehended. As aforementioned, the driver is expected to be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault.
Haltom City PD has established a perimeter in the area of Denton Highway (377) and Stanley Keller Road as they investigate a possible shooting.
There have been multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Fort Worth PD’s Air-1 helicopter has been orbiting the search area, but has just left the scene.
Injuries are unconfirmed at this time. If you live in this area, it is best to remain indoors and stay away from this immediate area as police investigate the scene.
Haltom City PD says they are “actively investigating” the scene at this time and will release more details at a later time.
We will publish more details when received, but it may not be until tomorrow. Updates will be limited.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim involved in yesterday morning’s fatal pedestrian crash in Grapevine.
As we first posted yesterday, Grapevine Police and Fire/EMS responded to a person struck by a vehicle early Friday morning on southbound 121 at the Glade Road exit. He was struck on the exit ramp while refueling a vehicle.
The victim has been identified as 19-year-old male. He was transported to Baylor Grapevine, but did not survive his injuries.
At latest posting, Grapevine Police say the driver who hit him stopped to render aid, and is not facing any charges.
Here is a quick update on the crash we posted earlier this week on Thursday. The details are very tough to report. We extend our thoughts and prayers to this family.
At around 3pm on Thursday afternoon, a vehicle traveling southbound on Williams Ward Road failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign at the Highway 199 intersection. The vehicle was struck by another vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 199.
The driver of the vehicle that failed to yield was pregnant and airlifted to the hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, the pregnant female’s child was killed as a result of her injuries.
The others injured in the crash were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
Springtown PD is investigating the crash.
We are not sharing any additional details or identities out of respect for the family.
Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn has provided an update to the incident last night involving Sgt. Keith Shepherd. The original reports released by police indicated the deputy had been shot, but further information says otherwise.
Sgt. Shepherd was located deceased at this vehicle in the Plaza parking lot. He had sustained major head injuries indicative of a gunshot, which is why the initial call was for an officer shot.
“Sgt. Shepherd had a medical emergency out on that parking lot. It appears he fell and had some superficial trauma to the head, which caused a lot of bleeding.” Sheriff Waybourn says the deputy was seriously injured, but able to get inside of his vehicle where he later passed away. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office says he suffered from a pulmonary embolism.
Continued prayers for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.
Multiple Fort Worth FD units are on scene of a working structure fire in north Fort Worth, 5900 block of Blackmon Court.
Engine 37 is first on with heavy smoke showing from a residential structure. Working fire has been declared. Interior units have found heavy fire in the attic. Battalion 3 has command.
Battalion 3, Battalion 6, Quint 31, Engine 31, Quint 38, Engine 38, Safety 1 all assigned to the fire.
There have been unconfirmed reports regarding the incident last night involving Tarrant County sheriffs deputy Keith Shepherd. What we do know: officers responded to an officer down with initial reports indicating he had been shot. He was transported to a Harris downtown where he died from his injuries.
Police are now saying the deputy may not have been shot. He was found at his vehicle with significant head injuries indicative of a possible gunshot wound; however, an official cause of death will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. Blood was found inside and outside of the vehicle, and the windows were not broken.
There are still a lot of details being sorted out. Fort Worth PD is investigating this incident.
We will publish information from officials once it is released. We continue to send our prayers to the family of Sgt. Keith Shepherd and his fellow deputies at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.