Man killed in crash on 287 in Wise County

On May 17th, at around 1:09am, multiple emergency agencies were dispatched to the northbound lanes of Highway 287 near County Road 2898 north of Alvord for a two-vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, law enforcement observed two vehicles involved with major damage. A preliminary investigation determined one vehicle had become disabled and was partially sitting in one of the northbound lanes. A second vehicle, also traveling northbound, struck the disabled vehicle.

The driver of the disabled vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 51-year-old man from Bowie.

The second driver was transported to a Wise County hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

18-wheeler driver killed in Ellis County crash

At 10:39am, multiple emergency responders from Alma VFD, Ennis FD, Ellis County EMS, and TxDPS responded to the scene of a major accident on northbound I45 near FM 1183 in southern Ellis County.

The preliminary investigation determined the driver of an 18-wheeler failed to control his speed while changing lanes and rear-ended a second 18-wheeler. Impact from the collision caused the first 18-wheeler to overturn and catch fire.

The driver of the first 18-wheeler was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 56-year-old man from Houston. The other driver, a 51-year-old man from Conroe, was hurt, but not seriously.

DPS originally stated this was a double fatality crash; however, they now say only the one driver died.

Lanes of I45 were closed for several hours while crews cleared up the wreckage. The lanes have all been reopened.

Driver dies after vehicle slams into Dallas home

On May 15, 2023 at about 12:10am, Dallas Police and Fire Rescue responded to an accident in the 3600 block of Royal Lane.

The preliminary investigation determined the driver was traveling westbound in the 3600 block of Royal Lane. The driver crossed over Marsh Lane, changed lanes, and hit the curb. The impact from the curb caused the vehicle to crash into a house.

Two occupants of the house suffered minor injuries. Dallas Fire Rescue pronounced the drive deceased at the scene

This remains on ongoing investigation.

Man shoots son, stepdaughter at Mansfield home

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 10:40 p.m., the Mansfield Police Department responded to a shooting call on Arabian Court. Upon arrival, officers determined that the incident was a domestic.

They located the suspect identified as a 52-year-old male inside of the residence and he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers located a 13-year-old male and a 21-year-old female with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both transported to the hospital by Mansfield medics.

Based upon the investigation, detectives determined that the suspect had an argument with his wife and assaulted her. At that point, he retrieved a handgun and went into his son’s bedroom and shot him while he was sleeping and then proceeded into his stepdaughter’s bedroom and shot her. The wife was able to get out of the house and the stepdaughter called 911. Both victims have undergone surgery overnight and are listed in serious but stable condition.

This is still an active investigation and detectives are still trying to determine what led up to the
shooting. The suspect was transported to jail and was charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Assault Family Violence Serious Bodily Injury.

Police investigating Fort Worth crash that claimed the life of an infant

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that claimed the life of a small child.

At 12:27am, Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS responded to the scene of a major accident at 7320 S. Hulen Street near Kingswood Drive.

When crews arrived, they located a 10-month-old child deceased at the scene. Police have not said whether she was properly restrained at the time of the collision.

At least three others were seriously hurt. They were all transported to hospitals in serious to critical condition.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Man killed in shooting outside of Keene Sonic

The Keene Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting death of a 32-year-old man.

On Saturday night, multiple emergency responders from Keene FD and PD were called to the Sonic, 301 S. Old Betsy Road, for a shooting call.

Upon arrival, Keene officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound outside of the Sonic restaurant. Paramedics called for a CareFlite helicopter to airlift the victim to a Fort Worth hospital. He was later pronounced deceased from his injuries.

Detectives determined the suspects were located in Rio Vista. Several agencies responded to the location and took two suspects, a 12-year-old and a 20-year-old male, into custody. A handgun was also recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.

Man running from Garland police falls down embankment, dies

On Tuesday, Garland police officers stopped a vehicle for not displaying registration. During the investigation, the driver sped off and officers engaged in a very brief vehicle pursuit. The officers terminated the pursuit and lost sight of the driver.

A very short time later the driver was seen by a different officer parking his vehicle and getting out on foot. This officer notified dispatch and attempted to locate the driver.

Officers were checking the wooded area and discovered a steep embankment that lead to a creek. At the bottom of the embankment officers located the male subject, suffering from head trauma. It appears the male may have fallen down the embankment while attempting to conceal himself from officers.

Life-saving measures were deployed but the male did not survive.

Officers were not actively chasing the male before he fell from the embankment.

The investigation is ongoing.

18-year-old killed in Arlington crash after running red light

On Monday, May 8, 2023, at approximately 5:57 p.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of W. Green Oaks Boulevard and Waterview Drive.

Witnesses told officers the driver of a vehicle was traveling northbound along Green Oaks Blvd and ran a red light, colliding with a pickup truck that was traveling eastbound along Waterview Drive. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to strike a light pole in the median and roll multiple times.

The driver of the vehicle, an 18-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pickup was treated on scene by paramedics and released.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Allen mass shooter was armed with 8 weapons, officials say

Law enforcement authorities held a press conference this afternoon to update the public on the latest information regarding the mass shooting investigation in Allen.

According to Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey, the crime scene investigation has concluded and the property has been turned back over to its owners. Police assisted 1,100 patrons retrieve their vehicles from the property.

“Everyone did what they had to do,” said TxDPS Regional Director Hank Sibley, complementing the swift action by the Allen police officer at the mall who stopped the shooter. The officer has not yet been publicly identified, citing the current investigation. Officials say the officer responded immediately upon hearing shots and within minutes killed the shooter.

The shooter has been identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia from Dallas. FBI has conducted searches of his parents’ residence in Dallas and his own hotel residence. They have obtained numerous pieces of evidence to examine for their investigation.

The shooter had no criminal history. He was in the U.S. Army; however, he was “separated” from the military before his basic training had concluded. “There were some questions about his fitness for duty,” Director Sibley said. He also had a private security license, but had not worked in private security for years.

He was armed with a total of 8 weapons: 3 on him and 5 in his vehicle. A photo from the scene indicates he was armed with at least one long gun and several magazines strapped to his tactical vest. All weapons were legally obtained. ATF is running checks to see if these weapons were used in any additional crimes.

On motive, “We simply don’t know,” said Director Sibley. “That is what the investigation is trying to figure out.”

“We do know that he had Neo-Nazi ideations. He had patches and tattoos. Even his signature verified that. That is one thing we do know.”

Authorities are working to access his computer and social media to learn more about his beliefs and ideologies.

“It looks like he targeted the location, not specific types of people. He just shot people,” said Director Sibley.

Officials believe he acted alone, but they are keeping an open mind while they work through their investigation.

An official GoFundMe has been set up for the victims and their families.

The victims had been identified as the following:

Female, age 11, Sachse, TX
Female, age 8, Sachse, TX
Male, age 37, Dallas, TX
Female, age 35, Dallas, TX
Male, age 3, Dallas, TX
Male, age 23, Nevada, TX
Male, age 32, Dallas, TX
Female, age 26, McKinney, TX

Allen PD has shared this webpage for folks who need access to crisis support.

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