Monthly Archives: March 2022

Dallas mother arrested after 3-year-old gets shot in family car

The Dallas Police Department has released additional information regarding the death of a 3-year-old Dallas boy.

On Monday morning, a mother arrived at Medical City Children’s Hospital ER with her injured 3-year-old boy. She reported the child had been shot during a road rage incident. Unfortunately, the child succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Dallas Police were called to the scene for an investigation into the incident. The mother claimed to have been involved in a road rage incident with a dark-colored 4-door sedan being driven by a black male in a red shirt. She alleged the ordeal occurred in the area of Arbor Park Drive and Whitehurst Drive. Detectives have pursued leads, but have found no evidence of a road rage incident.

Police determined the woman and her child were at a donut store around 9:38am at 9410 Walnut Street. Police believe the incident occurred when they left the donut store since they arrived at the hospital around 9:58am.

On Wednesday, Dallas PD arrested the 26-year-old mother on existing warrants. She has also been charged with Endangering a Child, due to the revelation that a weapon was inside the car and accessible to the child. Police also charged her with Tampering with Evidence. An investigation determined she concealed a handgun during the investigation.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance – If you have any information, or saw the mother’s vehicle during that time period – a 2011 dark blue Subaru Legacy with paper tags – please contact Dallas Police at 214-671-3675. Reference case number 053933-2022.

Dallas PD continue to investigate this case.

Driver was traveling 157mph on I-20 when he caused fatal crash, Fort Worth police say

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of manslaughter after a March 15th crash on I-20.

On Tuesday, March 15th, at around 11:00pm, Fort Worth PD, FD, and MedStar responded to the eastbound lanes of I-20 near McCart Avenue for a major accident. First arriving units reported two vehicles with major damage. An SUV was also engulfed in flames.

When firefighters extinguished the blaze, they located the body of one individual inside the vehicle. Two other people were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators with the Fort Worth PD determined the driver who rear-ended the SUV was traveling at 157mph at the time of impact. He was driving a Chevy Camaro. The posted speed limit for this stretch of I-20 is 70mph.

“Reckless driving is irresponsible, egregious, and dangerous,” said the Fort Worth PD is a statement. They encourage all drivers to exercise caution when driving.

Driver killed in crash with 18-wheeler in Denton

The Denton Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight on Interstate 35E.

At around 1:45am this morning, Denton PD and Fire/EMS crews responded to the scene on northbound I35E near North Texas Blvd after a pickup truck struck an 18-wheeler.

Police say the 18-wheeler had slowed to a stop due to traffic congestion in the area. The driver of a pickup truck rear-ended the 18-wheeler at high speeds, causing significant damage to the vehicle.

Paramedics pronounced the driver of the pickup truck deceased on the scene. He has been identified as a 42-year-old man from the Austin area.

Traffic Investigators responded to the scene, and they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this crash.

Siblings killed in fiery crash south of Granbury

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight Saturday along lanes of State Highway 144 south of Granbury.

At 12:30am, multiple emergency responders were dispatched to State Highway 144 near Mambrino Highway for a major accident. When first arriving units arrived, they located a SUV on fire.

DPS troopers say the vehicle was traveling southbound on 144 when the driver, a 24-year-old man, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and crashed into a tree. The car then caught fire.

The driver and his sister, a 22-year-old passenger, were killed in the crash. They were from Glen Rose.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

No additional information has been released by officials.

Two people killed after helicopter plummets to ground in Rowlett

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a fatal helicopter crash that occurred earlier this morning along Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett.

At around 11:30am this morning, emergency responders from the Rowlett Fire and Police Departments responded to 5270 Grisham Drive at Lakeview Parkway after an aircraft fell from the sky. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the aircraft was fully involved with fire.

According to Flight Aware, the Robinson R-44 helicopter, owned by Sky Helicopters, Inc. out of Garland, took off from Ralph M. Hall Rockwall Municipal Airport at 11:13am and crashed at around 11:27am.

A video circulating on social media shows the tail rotor and cab of the helicopter falling to the ground after a major malfunction during flight. The NTSB and FAA will be investigating the precise caution of the accident.

According to Rowlett PD, two people died in the crash. Their identities have not yet been released.

Lanes of Lakeview Parkway were closed while emergency crews responded to the scene.

Scene photo: Smash da Topic Breaking News

NEW: Wrong way driver airlifted to hospital after crashing into gas pipeline in Mansfield

The Mansfield Police Department is investigating a serious crash that caused a major fire overnight at the Highway 360 and Highway 287 interchange.

At 1:07am this morning, Mansfield PD and Grand Prairie PD received 9-1-1 calls of a wrong way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 360 near Ragland Road.

A short time later, the vehicle was captured on the NTTA camera system and confirmed to be traveling the wrong direction.

As the driver passed under the Highway 287 bridge, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a gas pipeline behind the 7-11 Exxon station at Barrington Way and Highway 287. The impact of the collision caused a major explosion and fire.

Numerous firefighters from Mansfield FD responded to the scene. The driver was critically injured in the crash, sustaining significant burns and traumatic injuries. CareFlite was called to the scene and airlifted the driver to Parkland Hospital for treatment.

A large fire burned for hours as crews contained the situation and called for evacuations in the immediate area. At around 3:35am, gas flowing through the pipeline was shut off and the fire was put out. Evacuations were lifted around 4:00am.

Police say high speeds were a factor in the crash. Charges are pending based on the outcome of the investigation.

Major damage reported in Jacksboro after tornado impacts city

Numerous firefighters and emergency responders are on the scene or responding to the city of Jacksboro, Texas, approximately 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth, after a tornado has impacted the area.

At around 3:45pm, firefighters reported seeing the tornado as it tracked across Jack County and moved into western portions of Jacksboro.

Heavy damage to buildings and trees has been reported in several locations. Roof collapses have been reported in the W. College Street area. Trees are down across Highway 380 and potentially 281. Major damage has been reported at the high school.

All county fire departments have been dispatched to assist in the city.

We will be providing timestamped updates below.

4:15pm – EMS has been requested for a woman hit in the head by a flying object.

4:18pm – Gas leaks have been reported in the area. ATMOS requested for an emergency response.

4:27pm – Acid tank is leaking on Wesley Chapel, requesting HAZMAT response.

4:52pm – Fire and EMS commands have been set up. Jacksboro Fire Station is the command center.

10 people shot during party at Dallas event venue

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a mass casualty shooting that occurred overnight at The Space event venue in southeast Dallas.

At around midnight, multiple Dallas police officers were called to the venue, located at 5214 Botham Jean Blvd, for reports of a shooting. After officers arrived, they quickly requested several ambulances due to multiple victims.

Officials say at least 10 people were shot or injured by the gunfire. Others were injured as they tried to run away from the scene.

Dallas Fire Rescue transported several victims to local hospitals. One of the victims is currently listed in critical condition. The other conditions have not yet been released.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has video of this incident is asked to email or call 214-671-3658.

Man struck, killed by vehicle on 114 in Westlake

The Keller Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Friday along the westbound lanes of Highway 114 near Kirkwood Blvd.

Just before midnight, multiple agencies were dispatched to the highway for a major crash. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased man laying in the roadway.

It was determined the man had been struck by a vehicle. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

At least one driver stopped at the scene.

All westbound lanes of 114 were closed at Kirkwood while police investigated the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Two people shot after road rage incident in south Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred around 5:30am at a south Fort Worth home.

Multiple Fort Worth police were called to the 4400 block of Wayside Avenue for a shooting. Officers located two people, an adult man and an adult woman, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to a local hospital where the man was pronounced deceased. The woman is receiving medical care. Her condition is unknown.

Authorities say the couple was involved in a road rage incident at a nearby fast food restaurant. One driver followed another to this neighborhood, and that’s when shots were fired.

The suspect is cooperating with police at this time. No arrests have been made.

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