The Palmer Police Department is investigating the death of a man who died in a high water incident last night.
Around 9:00pm, multiple emergency responders were called to the Interstate 45 service road just south of town regarding a water rescue. A vehicle stalled as the driver attempted cross the flooded service road. The family inside the vehicle retreated to the roof of the vehicle and were rescued by Ennis firefighters utilizing their aerial truck.
While that rescue was in progress, emergency responders were notified that another vehicle was submerged and swift waters swept it away. Midlothian Police Department and Red Oak Fire Department were contacted to assist with a drone and water rescue team, respectively.
The driver of the vehicle was found deceased 60 yards away from the service road. He has been identified as a 67-year-old man from Red Oak.
Folks, driving through a flooded roadway to save a few minutes on your commute can be deadly. It is not worth it. You do not know if the road has been washed out, or how fast the currents are flowing. You put yourself, bystanders, and first responders in harm’s way. Take the few extra minutes to find another safer route to your destination. Turn Around; Don’t Drown!
The Denton Police Department is currently investigating a serious crash that has killed three people and seriously injured at least one other person.
At around 11:45am this morning, multiple Denton Fire Department and Police Department crews were dispatched to E. University Blvd (Highway 380) and Rockhill Road on the east side of Denton. At least two vehicles had been involved in a major collision with people potentially ejected and trapped.
Initial reports from witnesses and 9-1-1 callers indicated people were trapped in the wreckage. Bystanders were able to pull at least one person from the wreckage. Two children, a 12-month-old and a 5-year-old, and one adult have been identified by police as the three fatalities.
CareFlite was launched to the scene, but it is unclear if they transported.
Multiple county police agencies are assisting with traffic control as both directions of Highway 380 are closed through this area. The closure is expected to last a while.
Denton PD will issue a full statement later tonight. Check back for further updates.
The Fort Worth Police Department is looking for the driver responsible for hitting and killing a woman along State Highway 183 near State Highway 360 early this morning.
Officials say the woman was walking on the eastbound shoulder of the highway when a vehicle struck her. The vehicle sped off and fled the scene. Witnesses say the vehicle was a gray or silver hatchback.
The woman was transported to Baylor Grapevine’s trauma center, but she did not survive her injuries. She has been identified as a 38-year-old female from Irving.
The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information regarding this crash, please contact the Fort Worth Police Department.
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred last night on southbound West Loop 820 near Chapin Road in west Fort Worth.
Just after 9:30pm, multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS were called to the scene after 9-1-1 callers reported a vehicle had overturned and caught fire.
Police quickly closed all southbound lanes of the highway while firefighters contained the blaze. When the fire was put out, the bodies of two people were discovered inside the overturned vehicle.
Traffic investigators say their vehicle was rear ended by another driver, who was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. The driver was transported to a hospital in police custody.
The Carrollton Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) are working to track down the person (s) responsible for firing multiple shots in front of the Carrollton police station early Thursday morning.
At around 4:40am, at least eight gunshots were reportedly fired from an individual in a passing car on E. Jackson Road. Three officers who were in the employee parking lot took cover when they heard the shots. Multiple bullet casings were located in the roadway.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
The FBI and ATF have joined the investigation. Police say they are working on footage of the vehicle.
Residents and businesses in the immediate area and on Scott Mill Road are asked to review security
camera video for passing cars or any suspicious activity between the hours of 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m.
Thursday morning. Anyone with video or information that could be helpful to our investigation should
call (972) 466-3333 or email CrimeTips@CityofCarrollton.com.
Just after 6:00pm this evening, multiple emergency responders from Grand Prairie FD and PD responded to a drowning incident at Joe Pool Lake. A 17-year-old male swimming near a beach area went underwater and did not resurface.
Rescue crews searched for approximately 30 minutes before eventually finding the man’s body. Life-saving measures were performed by paramedics as they transported him to Medical City Arlington, but he was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Officials with the Fire Department say the teen was not wearing a life jacket while swimming.
As the weather gets nicer and people flock to lakes and swimming pools, these incidents will become more common. Please wear a life jacket when you are on a boat and near or in the water. Do not become the next tragedy.
The White Settlement Police Department is investigating a domestic disturbance and shooting that occurred today at an apartment complex in the 8100 block of Foxfire Lane.
Police say a married couple were involved in an argument when the wife and their three children left their upstairs apartment and went downstairs to stay with other family members. The husband, armed with a shotgun, went downstairs and fired a round into the front door of the apartment unit where his family members were staying.
The brother of the man’s wife, who was inside the downstairs apartment when the husband shot through the door, retrieved an AR style assault rifle and fired several shots through the front door towards the man, striking him multiple times.
The husband was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased.
The wife, her brother, and all witnesses are cooperating with police. The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation. Once the investigation has concluded, the case will be submitted to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office for their review.
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating two related shooting incidents that occurred this afternoon outside the True Worth Place life shelter.
Just after 2:00pm today, Fort Worth officers were called to a shooting at 1513 E. Presidio Street in what is known as Fort Worth’s homeless corridor just across the highway from downtown. Multiple 9-1-1 callers reported there had been a shooting and two people were hurt.
Emergency responders found two shooting victims at the scene. One was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second was transported by MedStar EMS with CPR in progress, and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Police say there was an altercation near a vehicle that escalated to one suspect shooting the victim. After the original shooting took place, detectives believe another shooting occurred between a second suspect and the first suspect.
At least one suspect is currently on the loose. The homicide unit is investigating the scene.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred around 7:00am this morning along Farm to Market Road 3325 (Farmer Road) south of White Settlement road in eastern Parker County.
A preliminary investigation of the scene reveals the driver of an SUV traveling southbound on Farmer Road crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a van head-on. The driver of the SUV, identified as a 75-year-old woman, was pronounced deceased. The driver and one passenger of the van were transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Lanes of Farmer Road were closed while firefighters extricated trapped victims in the crash. The scene has since been cleared.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred yesterday (Tuesday) morning on State Highway 171 in Hill County.
Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene around 3:50pm on State Highway 171 and Farm to Market Road 1243 near the small town of Bynum, east of Hillsboro.
Traffic investigators say a 16-year-old driving a large Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on 171 when he attempted to pass a vehicle that was slowing in preparation for a turn. When he veered into the northbound lane, the pickup hit an 18-wheeler head-on.
The teenage driver was transported to nearby Hill Regional Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
“All distractions – whether texting, eating, grooming or having a conversation – can be dangerous. Every driver and every passenger, regardless of age, can be impacted by distracted driving,” DPS reminds drivers.