Monthly Archives: October 2019

Elderly driver dies in crash on Highway 171 in Cresson

DPS troopers are investigating a major accident with fatality along Highway 171 outside of Cresson. The crash occurred yesterday at around 2:15PM.

Police say an 84-year-old male driver was traveling north on Highway 171 when he veered into oncoming traffic, struck a sign, and overturned. He was killed at the scene.

DPS says the driver may have suffered a medical incident before the crash.

One ejected and killed from crash in southeast Dallas

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a major accident with fatality in the eastbound lanes of Highway 175 in the Pleasant Grove area of southeast Dallas.

Police say two vehicles are involved in the crash. One person was ejected from one of the vehicles and died at the scene. Another person was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Lanes of eastbound 175 are blocked while police investigate the scene.

UPDATE: Two dead following late night crash on 121 in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a major accident with two fatalities that occurred overnight Tuesday just before 1:00AM.

Emergency responders were called to the scene of a crash on eastbound Highway 121 and Sylvania Ave. It was determined that a commercial tow truck towing a vehicle lost control and caught fire.

The two occupants inside the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has identified the victims as a male and female, who both died from injuries related to the crash and vehicle fire.

The Fort Worth Police Traffic Unit is investigating.

Midlothian police warn public of possible abduction attempt

*UPDATE* Police now say the female juvenile who reported this possible abduction fabricated the story.

The Midlothian Police Department is investigating a reported abduction attempt earlier today in the Kensington Park neighborhood of east Midlothian.

This afternoon at approximately 4:30PM, a female student from Walnut Grove Middle School was walking home in the Kensington Park neighborhood. As she walked along Newgate Street, she observed a black pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, pass her and pull over on the road. An unknown subject in a dark or black hooded sweatshirt approached her from behind and grabbed her arm.

She kicked backwards and struck the subject in the groin area. She heard a grunt that sounded like it was a male. The subject released the grip on her arm, and she ran back to the school. The incident was reported to the police.

Midlothian Police do not have any additional descriptions of the subject or the vehicle. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Midlothian Police Department.

18-wheeler flips over onto vehicle along I35E in Dallas, killing driver

The Dallas County Sheriffs Office is investigating a major accident with fatality earlier today along northbound I35E near the Trinity River.

Dallas Sheriffs deputies and Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene just before 10:00AM. When emergency personnel arrived, they located an overturned 18-wheeler that had crushed the driver’s side of a small vehicle.

Firefighters attempted to extricate the occupant, but could not due to the amount of damage and overturned tractor trailer. Heavy duty wreckers were called to the scene to lift the trailer off the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced the driver deceased at approximately 11:05AM.

The driver of the 18-wheeler says a vehicle cut him off, causing him to swerve left, lose control, and overturn.

The crash is still under investigation. Police are asking for the public’s assistance with the investigation. If you saw this crash happen, please contact Detective E. Embry at 214-589-2323.

UPDATE: Multiple people injured after car crashes off I20 in Arlington

The Arlington Fire Department, Police Department, and EMS are all working a major accident involving a vehicle that crashed off the westbound I20 bridge onto Little Road in southwest Arlington.

Extrication was required on at least one trapped occupant. Multiple ambulances were requested to the scene.

Arlington EMS has transported multiple patients from the scene to Medical City Arlington. Serious injuries have been reported, but no fatalities at this time.

It is too early to know why the vehicle crashed off the highway and onto the roadway below.

Arlington’s Truck 7, Engine 7, Engine 10, Truck 9, and Battalion 2 were all assigned to the incident.

It is best to avoid northbound Little Road at I20 while emergency responders clear up the scene.

Two shot dead at motel in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a reported shooting at the Motel 6, 4201 South Freeway service road near Seminary Drive.

Police have not yet released details, but confirm two people have been shot and both are deceased on the scene.

Units were dispatched to the motel at 12:53PM regarding two people that had been shot in a motel room.

Additional details will be released once police have gathered information.

Update – The two victims have been identified as a 61-year-old male and 51-year-old female.

Suspicious package reported at parking garage near Baylor Dallas hospital

The Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police Department are on scene of a reported suspicious package found in a parking garage adjacent to the Baylor University Medical Center hospital. The parking garage is located in the 3800 block of Junius Street.

Dallas Fire-Rescue confirms a suspicious package has been found between two cars in the parking garage. The department’s HazMat and EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) teams are on scene to determine if there is any threat.

Expect heavy police and fire presence in this area.

UPDATE – Package rendered safe, according to officials.

Significant damage from tornado, but no one killed; additional updates

The city of Dallas has provided additional information on the storm / tornado disaster response. Despite all the damage, no one was killed.

Dallas Fire Rescue Chief Artis says his department responded to at least 50 utility / wires down calls and over 40 natural gas leaks. Emergency responders from Dallas Fire and Police along with several mutual aid departments conducted searches and rescues of neighborhoods and businesses to ensure no one was trapped.

There are no missing persons or fatalities to report, according to Chief Artis.

Recreation centers and libraries are open across the city for displaced residents to stay.

Damage assessments are still in progress, but the city hopes to have total number of buildings damaged tomorrow.

According to Oncor, 55,000 people are still without power across the Dallas area. Some locations in the impacted area will require complete reconstruction of the electrical lines and poles. Oncor says that is a time-consuming process.

UPDATE: Two vehicles racing cause fatal crash in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department has released additional information regarding the major accident last night in the 1400 block of NE 28th Street near Nichols Street.

Police say two vehicles were racing when one of the vehicles lost control and crashed into a vehicle not involved in the race.

Both occupants in the innocent vehicle were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the racing vehicle was transported to the hospital with major injuries. The passenger inside the racing vehicle died at the scene.

The second racing vehicle fled the scene.

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