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UPDATE: One driver killed in three-vehicle crash along I35E in Dallas

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a major accident that occurred this afternoon along northbound I35E near Commonwealth.

At 1:51PM, Dallas County sheriffs deputies and Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a crash on northbound I35E involving three vehicles. Officials say a pickup truck struck a passenger vehicle that eventually overturned and hit a box truck.

The driver of the passenger vehicle. identified as an unknown aged male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The box truck crashed through the median and protruded into the southbound lanes.

All northbound lanes were closed. Two southbound lanes were also closed while police cleared up the scene. Lanes are open at this time (7PM).

Fort Worth officer seriously injured in motorcycle crash

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a major accident involving a motorcycle police officer that occurred earlier this morning.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Camp Bowie Blvd and Bigham Blvd. around 8:00AM this morning.

A Fort Worth Motorcycle Officer and a vehicle were involved in the crash. The motor officer was quickly transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The officer is a 15-year veteran of the department.

Stalled vehicle struck on I35E in Dallas; three women dead

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office received word of a stalled vehicle in the lanes of southbound I35E at Marsalis Ave. around 5:00AM this morning. The vehicle was reportedly in the center-left lane of travel.

When officers arrived, the stalled vehicle had already been hit from behind by an oncoming vehicle. This crashed caused substantial damage to the stalled vehicle.

Officials say the stalled vehicle was occupied by three (3) women. Two died at the scene and a third died a short time after being transported to the hospital. Their identities have not been released.

The driver of the pickup truck who hit the vehicle stopped at the scene to render aid. He is cooperating with investigators. It is unknown if charges will be filed at this time.

IMPORTANT: If you are traveling on a roadway and your vehicle starts to break down, exit the highway immediately if possible. If you are coming to a gradual stop, safely pull over to the right shoulder of the highway and put on your flashers. Exit the vehicle on the passenger’s side of the vehicle away from traffic. DPS recommends you open the hood and leave it open. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you are stuck in a main lane of traffic. Provide law enforcement with your most descriptive location so they can get to you faster.

Lightning to blame for three overnight house fires in Frisco

The Frisco Fire Department had quite a busy evening last night as a severe thunderstorm with frequent lightning impacted the area. Lightning is the suspected cause of all three fires, which occurred in the span of around two hours.

The first fire was reported around 10:54PM in the 11000 block of Mesa Verde Drive. Fire was showing from the roof of a two-story home upon arrival. The fire was declared under control at 11:09PM.

Just as the first fire was brought under control, firefighters were dispatched to a second fire in the 600 block of Triple Bar Road. The fire damaged most of the two-story home.

And a little after midnight, the third fire was reported in the 8000 block of Cain River Drive. Smoke was showing from the home on arrival. That fire was declared under control at 12:36AM.

Luckily, there were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

Early-morning storm pounds DFW; more severe weather expected tonight

It was quite a wake up call this morning for many North Texans as large hail pounded roofs and cars across the area.

A severe thunderstorm developed in the Wise County area (northwest of the immediate DFW Metroplex) around 2:45AM, prompting the National Weather Service to issue downstream warnings for residents in the path of the storm.

Radar reports indicated large hail to the size of golf balls and ping pong balls as the storm entered northwest Tarrant County.

As the storm moved southeast across Tarrant and south Dallas counties, it dumped large hail in several cities, including north Fort Worth, the Mid-Cities, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill, Midlothian, DeSoto, and more.

Some hail was reported to be the size of eggs.

Although this storm packed a punch, there is still a threat for strong to severe thunderstorms tonight in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. We are in an “enhanced” risk of storms, a level 3 out of 5. Northeast Texas is at a level 4. We should expect a strong to severe squall line to hit this evening around the hours of 10PM – 12AM.

Stay tuned!

Hail in Mansfield (Photo: Claudia Fultz)
Hail in Arlington (Photo: Tristen Lynn)
Hail in Fort Worth (Photo: Maegan Farrell Smith)
Hail near The Stockyards (Photo: Rene Martinez)

Law enforcement looking for suspect(s) after fatal shooting in Parker County

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man from the Poolville area.

Law enforcement were called to the scene around 6PM Friday evening in the 9200 block of W. State Highway 199 in Poolville.

Detectives say a 19-year-old man left his residence on foot to meet up with someone outside the home at the street. Investigators say the man was then shot in or near the roadway. His purpose for meeting the individual is not known at this time.

After he was shot, the man ran back to his residence, but collapsed at the front door. Family members and friends attempted to revive him, but they were unsuccessful.

He was pronounced deceased at the home by emergency responders.

The suspect(s) is believed to be armed an dangerous. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is advising residents not to approach the suspect(s) if they are known. Contact the PCSO if you have any information: 817-594-8845.

One dead in single-vehicle crash along Highway 80 in Mesquite

The Mesquite Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late last night in the 3800 block of Highway 80.

According to officials, Mesquite FD and PD responded to the scene around 11:41PM. A pickup truck traveling eastbound along Highway 80 left the roadway and struck a bridge pillar.

The driver of the pickup truck was killed in the collision. There were no other injuries.

There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

One dead in south Fort Worth crash along CTP

Earlier this morning, multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar all responded to a major accident on Sycamore School Road at Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Reports indicate a single vehicle was involved in a crash. One occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lanes of the roadway were closed while police investigated the scene.

There are no additional details available at this time.

Dallas police, robbery suspects exchange gunfire during pursuit

The Dallas Police Department received a 9-1-1 call around 12:30AM that multiple male suspects had just robbed an individual of his possessions and stole his vehicle in the 4100 block of Delafield Lane. Immediately after the robbery, the victim confronts the suspects, where shots were fired.

A second 9-1-1 call of an “active shooter” was received after the shots were fired during the altercation involving the victim and suspects. Multiple officers responded to both scenes.

The armed suspects fled in a vehicle that was pursued by Dallas police officers. During the pursuit, the suspects shot at the officers, striking one of the squad cars.

One of the Dallas PD officers returned fire.

The suspects fled to an apartment complex in the 8300 block of Hoyle Ave where they dumped the vehicle and ran. Officers were unable to locate the suspects, but the vehicle was recovered.

Luckily, no officers were injured in this shooting. It is unknown if the suspect(s) were hit with gunfire.

The incident remains under investigation.

Two women shot, one fatally, in reported burglary at North Richland Hills apartment

The North Richland Hills Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting involving a reported burglary at an apartment complex.

Just before 2:00AM, North Richland Hills police responded to an apartment in the 3300 block of Willowcrest Drive for a burglary in progress. When police arrived, they located two adult females wounded from gunshots, and two juveniles who were uninjured. One of the women was deceased on the scene.

The suspect had already fled the scene. Assisting officers from Haltom City PD and Richland Hills PD responded to help search for the suspect. At this time, the suspect is still on the loose.

The second injured woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Her condition is unknown.

The investigation is still in progress at this time. If you know anything about this burglary or the suspect involved, call NRH PD right now.

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