Monthly Archives: September 2023

One person killed in crash on Highway 121 in Fort Worth

On Sunday, September 24th, emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on Highway 121 and Sylvania Avenue.

Police say a driver hit a vehicle and fled on foot after the collision.

Two of the victims in the vehicle hit by the suspect were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. A third victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers are searching for the suspect driver who caused the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Suspect shoots at Dallas officers, flees, flips vehicle, and dies in shootout

On September 24, 2023, at about 12:40 am, Dallas Police covert officers were on a routine investigation at Barnes Ridge Road and El Capitan when they spotted a stolen vehicle. The preliminary investigation determined the officers called for uniformed officers to make a traffic stop.

When officers approached the suspect, he pulled out a handgun and fired at officers. Officers returned fire.

The suspect sped from the scene. Officers pursued, the suspect lost control of the car, flipping the vehicle.  As officers approached the wrecked vehicle, the suspect shot at officers again. Officers returned fire again and the suspect was hit.

The suspect died from his injuries.

A woman was inside the vehicle when the suspect crashed; she was not injured.

No officers were injured.

Motorcyclist killed in Richardson collision

On Thursday, September 21, at around 6:43am, Richardson Fire/EMS and Police responded to a major accident at the intersection of N. Plano Road and E. Lookout Drive.

Investigators determined a motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Plano Road and the vehicle was turning left onto Lookout Drive from northbound Plano Road when a collision occurred at the intersection.

Richardson paramedics transported the 53-year-old motorcyclist to a local hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the vehicle did not yield to the right of way of the motorcycle.

The crash remains under investigation.

Arlington motor officer killed in Dallas crash while riding motorcycle into work

Early Thursday morning, the Arlington Police Department was notified that an APD officer was involved in a crash near I-20 and Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas as he was heading into work for the day.

That employee, Officer Darrin McMichael, Badge #1805, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased from his injuries.

Officer McMichael was a 24-year veteran of the Arlington Police Department and a dedicated member of our Motorcycle Unit, where he’d honorably served for the last 13 years. He also served as a patrol officer and as a detective in our North Patrol District during his APD career.

Officer McMichael’s wife is also a police officer with Arlington PD. Unfortunately she was driving behind him at the time of the crash, and witnessed the tragic accident.

“Officer Darrin McMichael was a respected and beloved member of our APD family,” said Chief of Police Al Jones. “We are heartbroken and we are hurting. This is a devastating loss that will be felt for a long time. Please pray for his wife, who is also an APD employee, his family, his friends, and his APD family. They need all the support they can get right now.”

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Unit is actively investigating the accident. They are seeking the community’s assistance in locating and identifying a dark-colored Dodge/Chrysler-type vehicle and the identity of the driver that was involved in the accident and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Chaney at 214-589-2323.

Driver killed in early morning crash along I35W in Fort Worth

At 5:03am this morning, Fort Worth Fire Department, Police Department, and MedStar EMS responded to a crash in the area of I35W and North Loop 820.

When officers arrived, they located single vehicle crash involving a pickup truck that crashed into a bridge support pillar in the grassy median.

One person was pronounced deceased at the scene.

FWPD’s Traffic Investigations Unit is investigating the crash.

Plano man sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing man 63 times

District Attorney Greg Willis announced that Artemio Yanez, 56, of Plano, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to Murder. “Brutally stabbing an innocent victim 63 times shocks the conscience. Permanently getting this dangerously violent man off the streets allows others to live their lives in peaceful safety,” stated Willis after sentencing.

On June 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., Plano Police Officer Jonathan Theis responded to a parking lot in east Plano in reference to a stabbing call. On the way to the scene, dispatch notes updated that the suspect had fled in a white van and a witness to the offense was following him in his vehicle.

Officers on scene of the stabbing found a victim unconscious and bleeding out in the driver seat of his van. Other officers stopped the suspect’s van and detained Yanez, who was not wearing a shirt and appeared to have blood on his arms and cheek. A search of his van recovered a bloody 6-inch knife.

A second eyewitness came forward at the crime scene with a video of the offense he recorded while he was also in the parking lot. In the video, Yanez is observed standing outside the victim’s van at the driver side, repeatedly stabbing the man as he sat in the driver seat.

The autopsy revealed 63 stab wounds on his body. Plano detectives were unable to determine a motive behind the murder or any confrontation that appeared to take place beforehand, only noting that both Yanez and the victim appeared to be living out of their vans for an extended period.

During the punishment phase, prosecutors also presented evidence of Yanez’s violence against other inmates and detention officers while he has been detained in the Collin County jail, as well as his prior convictions, including assault bodily injury and driving while intoxicated.

After hearing all of this evidence, Judge Angela Tucker sentenced Yanez to life in prison.

Assistant Criminal District Attorneys Ashlyn Scott, Calli Bailey, and Justin Dotzel prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator Stephanie Strickland.

17-year-old killed in shooting at Raising Cane’s near Lewisville HS

At around 4:15pm this afternoon, Lewisville police were dispatched to a shooting at the Raising Cane’s fast food restaurant in the 1000 block of Main Street.

When police arrived, they located a 17-year-old male shot multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.

Officers pursued a vehicle seen leaving the area. The vehicle eventually stopped and a suspect was taken into custody.

Lewisville crime scene investigators are working through an investigation into the circumstances.

Update – Police confirm the victim was a student at Lewisville High School.

Driver killed after crashing into Irving FD blocker truck

At around 2:30am on Sunday morning, Irving Fire/EMS and Police responded to a multiple vehicle crash on southbound Loop 12 near Irving Blvd. At least one fatality was reported in the crash.

Irving firefighters responded with a blocker truck, an old firetruck repurposed to block lanes of a highway while first responders work an accident scene.

At around 4:30am, Irving police officers were investigating the fatality accident when the driver of a pickup truck crashed into the blocker truck. The driver was pronounced deceased.

Irving FD estimates the driver was traveling at around 100mph at the time of the collision.

No first responders were injured in the crash. It might have been a different story if the blocker truck had not been positioned on the highway.

Reminder: MOVE OVER or SLOW DOWN when passing a highway accident scene.

Fort Worth police looking for witnesses of overnight wreck that killed two people

At 12:26am this morning, Fort Worth Fire Department, Police Department, and MedStar EMS responded to a major accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 near Cooks Lane.

Upon arrival, officers determined two individuals were deceased at the scene. Police say the two individuals were struck by a passing vehicle after an initial collision on the highway. A pickup truck, sedan, and motorcycle were involved.

Detectives are asking that if anyone witnessed this incident take place to please call them at 817–392-4886.

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 were closed for approximately six hours while traffic investigators worked the scene.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

UPDATE: Juveniles killed, others hurt in Ellis County crash

[Updated Information]

On Sunday, September 17, at around 7:08pm, several emergency responders from Ellis County were called to the scene of a serious crash involving an ATV at Boz Road and Greathouse Road southwest of Waxahachie.

DPS troopers say a ATV occupied by four juveniles was traveling westbound on Boz Road and failed to stop at a stop sign. A pickup truck traveling northbound on Greathouse Road collided with the ATV in the intersection.

The ATV was occupied by four juveniles: a 16-year-old female, a 12-year-old boy, a 14-year-old female, and a 14-year-old boy. The 12-year-old male and 14-year-old male have succumbed to their injuries.

The couple in the pickup truck were transported to a local hospital with injuries.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

[Update] – DPS originally listed the 16-year-old female as the driver, but are still investigating who was operating the ATV.

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