Monthly Archives: December 2019

Driver dies in crash near Mountain Creek Lake

The Dallas Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash along Mountain Creek Parkway early Sunday morning.

Police say a driver failed to negotiate a curve along Mountain Creek Parkway near the industrial warehouses north of I-20 sometime between the hours of 1AM and 10AM this past Sunday morning.

The vehicle crashed off the roadway and traveled approximately 420 feet where it struck a drainage system wall. The driver (sole occupant), identified as a 36-year-old male, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Grapevine firefighters contain fire at commercial warehouse

The Grapevine Fire Department has contained a fire at the Covey’s Promotions, Inc. facility at 1240 Texan Trail.

First arriving units reported smoke showing from the side of a large commercial building. Firefighters went interior and knocked down the fire, which may have been machinery inside the building.

Expect several fire apparatus on the scene.

Thanks to Jerry Peppers for the photo.

Highway 171 closed outside of Cresson due to diesel spill from head-on crash

Cresson VFD and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident along Highway 171 near Monroe Highway.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene just before 7AM this morning. Cresson VFD says two trucks were involved in a head-on collision. Foggy conditions may have played a factor in the crash.

Two people were transported via ground ambulances to the hospital.

The crash caused a large diesel spill on the roadway, subsequently leading to the closure of both directions. The highway remains closed as of 2:30PM.

Fort Worth FD ads personnel to assist on-duty firefighters and the city’s homeless

The Fort Worth Fire Department has announced a few changes in its operational plan, which aim to enhance their service to residents in Fort Worth and their on-duty firefighters.

Ops-2 and Medic-1 will now be assigned to major incidents to provide assistance to on-duty firefighters. Responsibilities include cancer prevention policies, rehab, and medical assistance for personnel.

Fort Worth FD and PD have also launched the “Hope” program to reach the city’s homeless population and frequent medical patients. Units will be designated as Hope 1, Hope 2, Hope 3, and Hope 4. Their responsibilities will include reaching out to the city’s homeless residents and chronic 9-1-1 users in order to get them help before it becomes an emergency. They will also strategically work in the community as outreach to reduce the number of emergencies and alleviate unnecessary calls that tie down emergency responders. The team will be made up of paramedics.

“These changes will be valuable assets for both the citizens of the city and our firefighters,” says the Fort Worth Fire Department.

Hoverboard sparks fire at house in Hurst on Christmas Day

The Hurst Fire Department responded to a house fire yesterday afternoon in the 2700 block of Mill Haven Drive. When firefighters arrived, they located an upstairs bedroom on fire.

The fire was quickly contained to the bedroom, but smoke and water damaged the entire house.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a hoverboard that was charging inside the bedroom for most of the day.

The Hurst Fire Department urges owners of hoverboards to be aware of the dangers they present. You can visit this website to see if your hoverboard meets safety requirements.

Teenager killed in crash outside of Cleburne

DPS troopers are investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred earlier this morning along FM 3136 outside of Cleburne.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene of a crash on FM 3136 near County Road 425 just east of Cleburne at around 7:30AM this morning.

Law enforcement says a vehicle was westbound on FM 3136 when, for an as of yet undetermined reason, left the roadway and overturned.

The driver was ejected and killed at the scene. He has been identified as a 17-year-old male from the Alvarado area.

Teenager critically injured in motorcycle crash near Azle

DPS Troopers say a motorcyclist was critically injured this morning in a crash near Azle.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene on FM 730 north of Briar.

A preliminary investigation of the scene reveals a vehicle was backing out of a private driveway when a northbound motorcycle struck the back end of the vehicle.

The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man, was transported to JPS in critical condition.

Lanes of FM 730 were closed around 8AM this morning while crews worked the scene.

Armed man taken into custody following SWAT standoff in Johnson County

Multiple law enforcement in Johnson County have taken a man into custody following a barricaded person incident near Liberty Chapel.

The standoff was in progress at a mobile home residence in the area of FM 2135 and County Road 312 in Johnson County.

The man was reportedly armed with a long gun. After negotiations, the man was taken into custody.

Expect heavy police activity in the area.

UPDATE: Juvenile struck and killed by vehicle in Carrollton

The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a major accident involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in the 1400 block of S. Josey Lane.

An update from police indicates the pedestrian was transported to the hospital, but died. Police say the victim has been identified as a 12-year-old boy.

An accident investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

Police say the boy was walking along Josey Lane, but did not release any additional details.

Update – Here is more information from Carrollton PD:

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