Monthly Archives: December 2021

Body of woman found in submerged vehicle after she intentionally drove into water, officials say

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating the death of a woman who intentionally drove into a pond.

At 12:54pm, Fort Worth police officers responded to an overdose of an adult woman at a house in the 700 block of Granite Ridge Drive. A crisis intervention team responded to assist with the situation.

Officers arrived on scene and were informed that the female had left in a vehicle. They immediately began canvassing the area in an attempt to locate her. The woman and her vehicle were spotted sitting along the shoreline of a small pond in the neighborhood.

Once the woman spotted officers, she purposely drove her vehicle off a ravine and down into a body of water.

At least three Fort Worth officers shed their gear and jumped into the water to save her from the sinking vehicle, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Two civilians in a private boat also jumped in to help.

Numerous Fort Worth FD firefighters and dive rescue teams were called to assist with the water rescue. CareFlite was called to the scene, but later disregarded before they landed.

The situation transitioned into a recovery operation. A heavy duty wrecker was called to the scene and removed the submerged vehicle. The woman’s body was located inside.

Fort Worth PD continues to investigate this incident.

Banner photo courtesy Smash da Topic.

Driver killed after 18-wheeler hits vehicle on I35E in Lewisville

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight along Interstate 35E.

At around 1:45am, an 18-wheeler rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped on the southbound side of the highway near Business 121.

Lewisville Fire/EMS responded to provide medical assistance to the driver of the vehicle. He was initially talking to paramedics immediately following the crash, but later died at the hospital due to injuries sustained in the collision. He has been identified as a 81-year-old man from Fort Worth.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not seriously injured.

Impact of the collision caused the 18-wheeler’s saddle tank to rupture and spill diesel all over the highway. Lanes were closed while firefighters cleaned up the spill. All lanes were reopened around 8:00am.

The accident remains under investigation by Lewisville police.

Man shot multiple times at Lewisville bar

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that seriously injured a 35-year-old man.

At 1:55am, Lewisville and Carrollton police officers responded to the Chill Bar & Grill at 2513 I35E Frontage Road for a fight in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and immediately broke up the fight in an attempt to deescalate the situation.

As officers were breaking up the fight, they located a 35-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. He was transported by Lewisville paramedics to Medical City Lewisville with life-threatening injuries. He died at the hospital.

Witnesses told detectives that a suspect fled the scene in a silver vehicle. No other description has been provided.

Lewisville PD are actively investigating this incident.

Garbage man killed in tragic accident in Grapevine neighborhood

The Grapevine Police Department is investigating the death of a garbage pickup man.

On Tuesday around 2:30pm, emergency responders from Grapevine FD/EMS and PD along with Colleyville PD responded to an incident in the 4100 block of Cedar Drive.

Officials say a Republic garbage collection truck had broken down in the neighborhood. A mechanic was called out to troubleshoot and make repairs on the truck. While the mechanic was inside the cab of the truck, he moved the hydraulic arm and seriously injured one of the garbage collectors. The mechanic stepped outside of the cab and saw the man laying on the ground with severe injuries.

A Colleyville police officer was first on the scene and began rendering life-saving efforts on the man. Additional officers and paramedics responded and provided CPR, but he was pronounced deceased on the scene several minutes later.

The worker has been identified as a 56-year-old man from Haltom City. He was an employee with Republic Garbage.

Grapevine PD is investigating the incident. No charges have been filed at this time.

Woman airlifted to hospital following crash near Haslet

A woman was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 287 earlier this afternoon.

At 3:23pm, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Haslet Fire Rescue, and Eagle Mountain EMS responded to a crash along southbound Highway 287 near the Tarrant and Wise county line.

Emergency personnel reported two vehicles involved with major damage. A CareFlite helicopter was called to the scene and airlifted an adult woman to a local hospital with injuries. Her condition has not yet been disclosed.

Authorities say a driver lost control and hit another vehicle head-on. A total of three people were injured in the collision.

No arrests have been made and there is no evidence of a crime, according to Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

Southbound lanes of Highway 287 were temporarily closed for a landing zone, but have since been reopened.

Thanks to Michael Beard for the scene photo.

Three teenagers killed after male opens fire in Garland convenience store

The Garland Police Department is looking for a man who opened fire at a convenience store on Sunday evening, killing three teenagers and injuring a fourth.

At 7:30pm on Sunday, Garland police responded to a shooting at a convenience store in the 700 block of W. Walnut Street not far from the downtown Garland area. When officers arrived, they found four people shot inside the store. Three of them were pronounced deceased at the scene and a fourth was transported to a local hospital in grave condition.

Authorities say all four victims were males between the ages of 14 and 16. They were all from Garland.

Detectives have viewed surveillance video that shows the four victims inside the store. A man pulls up in a white Dodge RAM four-door pickup truck, opens the front door of the store, and opens fire. The suspect then gets back into the passenger side of the pickup truck and flees the scene.

The male shooter is described as a light skinned male, last seen wearing a baseball hat, blue surgical mask, and dark colored athletic shorts. He was not wearing a shirt. Garland police have arrested a 14 year old male who is suspected to be the shooter. He was wielding a 40 caliber pistol with extended magazine and fired at least 20 rounds.

Police are looking for a second individual who was involved in the incident along with the suspect vehicle. The white Dodge RAM four-door pickup truck has large scrapes on the passenger doors of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

Intoxicated driver arrested for causing crash that seriously injured three people, including child

Just before 8:30pm Tuesday evening, the Arlington and Grand Prairie fire and police departments responded to a major accident on westbound Interstate 20 near State Highway 360.

Authorities say a 25-year-old man was driving erratically when he collided with a pickup, causing the truck to hit a guardrail and overturn.

A 26-year-old man, a 22-year-old female, and two children were inside the pickup truck. Firefighters extricated at least one trapped person and one was reportedly ejected. One of the children only sustained minor injuries, but the two adults and second child, a 2-year-old, sustained major injuries. The child’s injuries were life-threatening. Grand Prairie and Arlington EMS transported individuals to nearby MCA for medical treatment.

Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests on the 25-year-old man who caused the crash. He was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was arrested on three counts of Intoxication Assault with Serious Bodily Injury. He is currently in the Arlington jail.

Lanes of I20 were closed for several hours while Arlington police investigated the scene.

Dallas firefighters rescue three children from burning apartment

The Dallas Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire just before 12:30am this morning at the Interlace Apartments, 3811 Gannon Lane, in southwest Dallas.

Firefighters reported heavy smoke showing from the two-story apartment building. They were immediately met with residents who stated there were children trapped in the burning apartment unit.

A bystander had already pulled a woman out of the apartment, but firefighters immediately went into rescue operations to locate her children.

Firefighters were able to rescue three children from the burning apartment and also contain the fire to the original unit.

The woman and her children were transported to area hospitals for treatment of exposure to smoke and fire conditions. Their conditions have not yet been released.

Investigators are working to determine what sparked the fire, but they say it started in the living room.

Woman killed after hitting off duty officer’s vehicle in construction zone on I45

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early this morning on southbound I45 near Simpson Stuart Road.

Just after 4:30am, a woman driving southbound on the highway attempted to pass another vehicle and changed lanes from center to left. When she changed lanes, she collided with a retired off-duty officer’s SUV that was blocking for construction traffic.

The woman sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dallas Fire Rescue.

The off-duty officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Authorities say the off-duty officer’s SUV was parked in the left lane with emergency lights on at the time of the crash.

Driver hits man walking his motorcycle along rural Johnson County roadway

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a serious crash that occurred on Friday evening along Farm to Market Road 2331 near Godley in Johnson County.

Just before 9:00pm, a man was walking his motorcycle along FM 2331 just south of FM 4 when a southbound driver struck him. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, requiring air transport to a Fort Worth trauma center.

CareFlite airlifted the 22-year-old Godley man to JPS with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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