Two people killed in separate Fort Worth ice-related crashes

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating two separate fatality accidents that occurred late Thursday night.

At 11:02pm, Fort Worth FD and PD along with MedStar EMS were dispatched to a crash on the northbound lanes of Highway 287 near Berry Street. Investigators say a vehicle had become disabled on the highway due to ice. A passing driver stopped to help the stranded driver push the vehicle from the highway to the shoulder. As they were attempting to move the vehicle, a third driver crashed into them.

The driver of the third vehicle was transported to a Fort Worth hospital and pronounced deceased. The motorist who stopped to help the stranded driver was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Around 45 minutes later, at 11:46pm, additional Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS units were dispatched to another crash at the Highway 360 and 183 interchange. Authorities say a vehicle was disabled on the northbound side of 360 near 183 when a second vehicle rear-ended it. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. The occupant of the disabled vehicle left the scene prior to officers’ arrival, possibly to seek medical treatment.

Bridges and highways became very slick late Thursday due to freezing fog and refreezing of wet surfaces, causing numerous accidents all over North Texas. If you are involved in a crash on a slick road, stay in your vehicle and call for help. Do Not Get Out!