Haltom City FD, Richland Hills FD/EMS, and Haltom City PD all responded to a major accident at 5:40PM this evening along the northbound Highway 121 service road between Carson Street and Handley-Ederville Road.
One vehicle was located off the roadway and in a creek. Emergency responders located the sole occupant inside the vehicle and began efforts to provide care.
Paramedics transported the driver to JPS, where he was pronounced deceased. His identity has not yet been released; however, police say he is in his late teen’s or early 20’s.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation at this time.
The Tarrant County Public Health has released an official report on the first Coronavirus death to be reported in North Texas, and only the second to be reported statewide.
A senior adult male died on Sunday, March 15th, at an Arlington hospital after contracting an illness. He has since tested positive to have had the Coronavirus.
The man was a resident at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington.
“Tarrant County is investigating for the possible source of the infection and determining who the patient may have come into contact with while he was ill, so that any close contracts can be appropriately isolated, monitored for symptoms and tested as needed,” says the official release.
The City of Arlington’s Public Health Authority is working closely with Tarrant County as well as state and federal health authorities to monitor and respond to this evolving situation.
6 people in Tarrant County have tested positive for the Coronavirus. 64 total cases have been reported statewide.
Officials recommend these important safety measures:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Avoid touching your face
Stay home when sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Follow CDC recommendations for using a facemask
Wash your hands often using soap for at least 20 seconds
Consult with CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories
The Arlington Police Department responded to a shooting at 8:05AM on Monday morning in the 7900 block of Corona Court.
Arlington police say a woman called and reported that she had shot her husband. Detectives believe there was a domestic dispute involving the woman and her husband before the shooting.
The man was found unresponsive at the home. He was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 49-year-old male.
The woman remained at the scene and was subsequently arrested for Murder. She has been identified as a 45-year-old female currently booked into the Arlington Jail.
The homicide investigation is underway.
Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas, has announced tough restrictions on private businesses located in the city of Dallas in an effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
“The City of Dallas is also ordering the closing of all bars, lounges, taverns, night clubs, gyms and health clubs, theaters, and entertainment or amusement venues such as arcades and billiard halls,” said Mayor Johnson. The mandatory closing begins at midnight tonight. The timeline of the closings were not released.
Restaurants are allowed to remain open; however, they can only serve take out, drive thru, or delivery services. Dine in service is prohibited.
Community gatherings are now restricted to no more than 50 people.
“Dallas has the most aggressive rules of all the major cities in Texas for minimizing and slowing the spread of COVID-19.”
These restrictions were announced after Dallas County reported five (5) new cases of the Coronavirus. One of the cases likely attracted the illness through community spread. There are 15 cases in Dallas County.
“Take individual responsibility for ensuring we make it through this difficult time. As I have said repeatedly, practice good hygiene and social distancing. Wash your hands regularly with soap for 20 seconds. Cover your sneezes and coughs. Avoid crowds of any size, if at all possible. Quit shaking hands. Stay at home when you are sick.”
The Haltom City Police Department responded to a house in the 5300 block of Ira Street North early this morning around 3:30AM with regards to a shooting.
When officers arrived on the scene, they located a 12-year-old female in the bathroom of the house with a gunshot wound to the back. Fire and MedStar personnel responded for patient care. She was transported by MedStar to Cook Children’s with serious injuries.
It was determined that the 20-year-old male suspect in this case had left the house after the shooting. Investigators say he fired a weapon into the bedroom closet when it went through the wall and struck the juvenile.
“Detectives have been in contact with the suspect and are attempting to get him to voluntarily come to the police department to speak with them.”
This is an ongoing investigation.
The Center for Disease Control has announced updated guidance regarding public and private gatherings in the country.
As of Sunday, March 15th, the CDC is recommending all gatherings of more than 50+ attendees to be canceled or postponed for the next 8 weeks in the United States.
“Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities,” says the CDC.
They continue to stress that events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to their guidelines, including proper sanitization, social distancing, and vulnerable populations.
“This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.”
The Dallas Police Department and Fire-Rescue Department responded to a major accident involving a vehicle and a scooter around 7:54PM Saturday night in the 2600 block of Matilda Street.
Police say a black GMC SUV was traveling northbound on Matilda when it struck a scooter operated by a man and occupied by a woman. Witnesses said the vehicle fled the scene after the crash.
Dallas Fire-Rescue transported both the operator and the rider of the scooter to the hospital. The operator, identified as a 28-year-old man, was pronounced deceased. The rider, a 25-year-old woman on the back of the scooter, was conscious and did not appear to have sustained any life-threatening injuries.
The driver is a suspect in this crash and still on the loose.
The Fort Worth Police Department and Tarrant County Sheriffs deputies all responded to a shooting early this morning in the area of West Freeway (Interstate 30) near Linkcrest Drive.
At 4:55AM, officers received word of a homicide in the 3800 block of Linklea Drive.
Upon arrival, Fort Worth officers determined the shooting occurred at West Freeway (Interstate 30) service road near Linkcrest Drive.
A man and his girlfriend were traveling in a vehicle returning to their home when another vehicle pulled beside them. Suspects in the vehicle opened fire into the victim’s vehicle. The man was killed. His girlfriend was transported to the hospital with injuries from broken glass. She is in stable condition.
There are no suspects in custody at this time.
One of our followers stated she heard two gunshots and a woman yelling for help at around this time.
Police are investigating the incident.
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred on Sunday evening, March 8th, in the lanes of Interstate 20.
Emergency responders were called to the scene along I-20 near McCart Ave in south Fort Worth just before 10PM.
A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner reports the bicyclist, who was dismounted at the time, was a 26-year-old male. He died as a result of decapitation injuries.
It is unknown if the vehicle stopped at the scene.
The Denton Police Department received a welfare concern check in the 800 block of Cross Timber Street at 5:13PM Friday evening. A woman called police and asked them to check on her mother.
When officers arrived at the house, they located the woman dead. She has been identified by the Medical Examiner as a 65-year-old female. Her cause of death is listed as blunt force injuries to the head.
It is believed the woman had been deceased for several days.
Foul play is suspected at this time. Police are investigating this as a homicide.
No arrests have been made.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please call Detective Bearden at 940-349-7986.