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Homeless person found deceased along NW Loop 820 near Lake Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a deceased person found in a field along NW Loop 820 on Thursday morning.

Police responded to the scene after a person was found to be deceased in a tent. Officials say the man was homeless.

No foul play is suspected. The man’s belongings were all still with him.

He has been identified as a 62-year-old man.

We had multiple inquiries regarding the heavy police and medical examiner activity in the area yesterday.

Driver dies in Wise County crash

DPS Troopers are investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred yesterday, Thursday, at around 1PM in Wise County.

According to law enforcement, a vehicle was traveling west along Highway 114 when it left the roadway and struck a culvert near Farm to Market Road 3259. The vehicle came to rest off the highway.

The driver of the vehicle was transported from the crash scene to Medical City Denton, where she died of her injuries. She has been identified as a 65-year-old female from Chico.

There is no word on the cause of the crash.

North Dallas: Armed suspects in vehicle exchange shots with armed citizen who told them to slow down

The Dallas Police Department responded to a shots fired call last night in far north Dallas at 14800 Preston Road. Officers met with a 9-1-1 caller who stated that armed suspects in a vehicle had opened fire on him.

The man stated he saw the suspect vehicle “driving fast” and told them to slow down, at which point two occupants inside the vehicle brandished weapons and fired shots toward the man.

Police say the man, who is a licensed handgun carrier, pulled out his weapon and returned fire at the vehicle.

The suspect vehicle crashed into a building, causing extensive damage to a garage.

The suspects ran from the crash scene. It is unknown if any of them were shot during the exchange. The armed citizen was not injured during the shootout.

We received multiple reports of shots heard in the area, including one person on Twitter who reported she heard at least 11 shots.

Dallas Police continue to investigate this case.

UPDATE: Two dead in Arlington wrong-way crash

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a major accident involving four vehicles along northbound Matlock Road just south of Interstate 20.

Police say emergency responders were called to the scene around 7:20PM. Four vehicles were involved in a serious collision. The crash was reportedly caused by a wrong-way driver. Three sedans and one SUV were involved in the crash; three of the vehicles sustained significant damage.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second person inside another vehicle was pronounced deceased at the hospital. A third person was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Two others were treated and released at the scene.

The Arlington Fire Department responded with multiple firefighters from Battalion 2, Truck 9, Engine 9, Rescue 9, Quint 6, Engine 6, and Engine 12. Multiple Arlington EMS paramedics were also called to the scene.

All northbound lanes are closed while police investigate the scene. The department’s Crime Scene van is on location to assist with the investigation.

It is best to avoid this area.

DPS stresses driving safety after crash critically injures fatigued driver

Texas DPS is urging drivers to use extreme caution when driving while fatigued or sleepy after a crash that fatally injured a driver in Hill County earlier this week.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene along Highway 174 near Hill County Road 1130 in Blum (Hill County) on Tuesday evening at 5:45PM.

Troopers say a sedan was traveling northbound on Highway 174 when it left the roadway, crashed into a culvert, and overturned into another culvert with water.

The driver was airlifted to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth via CareFlite. Police say the driver was critically injured in the crash. According to law enforcement, the initial belief is that the driver was possibly fatigued.

“If you feel sleepy, stop driving. Fatigue affects your reaction time, judgement, and vision, and can potentially lead to a crash,” says Sgt. Ryan Howard with the TX DPS.

Photo: The Lakelander

UPDATE: Ex-boyfriend wanted for murdering woman at North Dallas Walmart found dead

The Dallas Police Department responded to a shooting this past Sunday evening at the Walmart, 15220 Montfort Drive in far north Dallas. A woman was found shot and killed at the store.

According to investigators, a man confronted a 22-year-old woman and others inside the Walmart store. The two went outside and started arguing. During the verbal dispute, the man, who is allegedly the ex-boyfriend of the woman, pulled out a gun and shot her. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect fled the scene on foot. Detectives were able to identify the suspect using a Facebook photo and store surveillance video. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

While police were searching for him, he was found deceased in Greenville, TX east of Dallas. He has been identified as a 24-year-old male. It is unclear if his death was a criminal or intentional / self act.

Dallas Police continue to investigate the incident.

Multiple people transported from multi-car crash in Fort Worth

Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS all responded to a major accident involving multiple multiple this afternoon in the 8000 block of McCart Ave at Roddy Drive.

Emergency responders were dispatched to a 4-vehicle crash at 4:37PM. Multiple people were injured in the crash.

MedStar says they transported four people to area hospitals. One of those patients sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

Man struck and killed by vehicle along I35W in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a major accident involving a pedestrian in the 7400 block of North Freeway (I35W) service road near Basswood Blvd.

Police say a man was outside his vehicle along the service road when he was accidentally struck by a passing vehicle. He has been pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is unclear if the vehicle stopped to render aid at the scene.

The department’s Traffic Investigations Unit is investigating the scene. Expect heavy police activity in the area.

TRE train hits 18-wheeler in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department has closed down the intersection of Riverside Drive between Fourth Street and Galvez Street due to an earlier train vs. 18-wheeler collision.

Officials say no one on board the TRE train was seriously injured. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not seriously injured either.

All northbound and southbound lanes of Riverside Drive was closed while police investigate and clear the scene. Expect about a 2-hour delay, says FWPD.

Six juveniles transported to hospitals with serious injuries after crash in Johnson County

TxDPS Troopers are investigating two related major accidents involving multiple vehicles that occurred on Sunday evening in Johnson County.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene at FM 917 and Applewood Court near Lillian around 5:52PM this past Sunday evening. Three vehicles were involved in a crash, which resulted in a second two-vehicle crash.

According to law enforcement, three vehicles were traveling west on FM 917 when traffic slowed to allow for a vehicle to turn onto Applewood Court. Two of the vehicles slowed to a stop; however, the three driver failed to control their speed and crashed into the vehicles, causing a chain-reaction crash.

Soon after the first crash, two vehicles, also westbound on FM 917, were involved in a crash while driving up on the first crash. One of the vehicles was able to stop, but the second driver failed to control their speed, crashing into the back of the first vehicle.

Four (4) juveniles from a vehicle involved in the first crash were transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries. Two (2) juveniles from a vehicle involved in the second crash were transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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