The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Monday evening along FM 731 in Johnson County.
At 10:34pm, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene along FM 731 at Cross Timber Road. Officials say a passenger car was traveling south on FM 731 when the driver struck a man who was walking across the roadway.
The man hit by the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as a 23-year-old man who lived at a house in the 2500 block of FM 731. It is believed the collision occurred in front of his house.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and was not injured.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a woman who reportedly confronted street racers at a southwest Dallas intersection.
At around 10:40pm, Dallas police were called to the intersection of Duncanville Road and W. Ledbetter Drive after street racers took over the intersection. Videos on social media show multiple vehicles peeling out and doing donuts in the middle of the street.
A woman walking along the sidewalk reportedly engaged with the group. One of the street racers pulled out a gun and fired shots. The woman was hit.
Dallas Fire Rescue responded to the scene, but the woman was already deceased. She has been identified as a 54-year-old woman.
Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Det. Tabor with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3605, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference case #071868-2021.
Street racing and “take overs” are becoming a common occurrence in Dallas. Large groups of people and vehicles shut down intersections and perform stunts, maneuvers, and other dangerous activity. Police have kickstarted an initiative meant to crack down on these activities.
A Mesquite Police Department K-9 Officer, Kozmo, has died in the line of duty while tracking down multiple armed suspects from the end of a police chase.
Just after 2:30am, Mesquite police were assisting Balch Springs police in pursuit of a vehicle occupied by multiple armed robbery suspects. The pursuit ended in the area of Bruton Road and 635, when the suspects ran into a wooded area near the highway.
K-9 Kozmo was sent into the woods to help officers track down the suspects. The suspects were eventually located and taken into custody, but Kozmo did not return.
An extensive search for Kozmo ended around two hours later when he was found deceased. A necropsy and other testing is scheduled to determine the manner of death and more details will be released as they become available.
“It should be noted that our K9s are members of the MPD family. Kozmo was an amazing and loyal dog who gave his life in the performance of his duties. We ask everyone to keep all of our officers in their thoughts and prayers as we deal with this loss,” said Mesquite PD in a statement.
The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Sunday night at a house in Grand Prairie.
At around 10:00pm, police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2300 block of May Lane. They located a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the backyard of the home. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.
Detectives say a 37-year-old man “recklessly” displayed a firearm at the gathering and shot his friend in the chest.
The suspect was arrested and is currently being held at the Grand Prairie Detention Center on a charge of Manslaughter.
The victim has been identified as a 46-year-old man from Arlington.
The Tarrant Regional Water District Police Department is investigating an “unattended death” that occurred at Eagle Mountain Lake on Sunday afternoon.
At around 2:40pm yesterday, multiple emergency responders were alerted to a possible person floating in the water along the Eagle Mountain Lake shoreline near the 10000 block of Boat Club Road.
TRWD officers recovered the individual from the water, and performed life saving efforts on the man. Eagle Mountain firefighters and MedStar paramedics continued CPR while they transported him to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 69-year-old man from Fort Worth.
Officers later found the man’s watercraft in the area. An initial observation did not indicate a cause of the incident, police say. It is unknown if the man was wearing a life jacket.
The Allen Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday morning at a home in their city.
At around 9:15am on Saturday morning, police were called to a house in the 1800 block of Nueces Drive after a 9-1-1 call came in regarding a man armed with a knife and involved in a disturbance.
Officers found a 51-year-old female and 17-year-old female both deceased at the home. Detectives say the women were the suspect’s mother and sister.
The 19-year-old male accused of committing the crimes was identified, but not found at the scene. Law enforcement worked quickly to locate the man, who was waiting to board a flight at DFW Airport. Police say he was headed for California.
If any person(s) has information regarding this offense they may remain anonymous by submitting a tip to keyword ALLENPD at 847411 (TIP/411).
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred on Thursday night along Farm to Market Road 730 near Reed Road north of Azle.
Just before 9:30pm, multiple emergency responders from Azle FD/EMS, Briar Reno FD, Eagle Mountain EMS, and others were called to the scene after there were reports of a head-on collision with people trapped in the vehicles. Firefighters found both drivers were heavily trapped in their vehicles and requested assistance for extended extrication.
CareFlite helicopters were called to the scene and landed at the nearby VFW.
Traffic investigators say a 33-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck northbound on FM 730 when she attempted to pass a slower vehicle. She veered into the oncoming lanes and hit a passenger car head-on. Both drivers were cut out of their vehicles and transported to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth.
The driver of the passenger car, identified as a 68-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The 33-year-old woman who caused the accident was found to be under the influence at the time of the collision. She has been transferred from JPS Hospital to the Tarrant County jail on an Intoxication Manslaughter charge.
Lanes of the roadway were closed for most of the evening while emergency responders cleared the scene.
The Itasca Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier this evening along northbound Interstate 35W in the Grandview area.
According to Itasca PD, the driver of a pickup truck was driving recklessly on the highway. Law enforcement officers pursued the driver into Johnson County where a major crash occurred along Interstate 35W near County Road 201 in Grandview.
Immediately following the accident, police officers called for paramedics and attempted life-saving measures on the driver. An air ambulance was called to the scene by paramedics and Grandview FD.
The helicopter airlifted the driver to JPS Hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Identity has not been publicly released due to next of kin notification.
Northbound lanes of the highway were temporarily closed while firefighters landed the helicopter.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Wednesday evening along Interstate 30 near Haskell Avenue.
At around 10:30pm, Dallas Fire Rescue and DSO deputies were called to the scene on eastbound Interstate 30 just passed the I-45 / 75 interchange. When officers arrived, they found a wrecked vehicle and a frantic man and woman. It was determined that a young child had been involved in the crash and was not found inside the vehicle.
The child was located at the scene, where life-saving measures were conducted by numerous first responders. Dallas Fire Rescue transported the child to nearby Baylor Hospital. The child was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Traffic investigators believe the family was traveling eastbound on highway when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle. The driver lost control, hit the HOV red arrow, and veered across all lanes of the highway, eventually coming to a stop at the Peak Street exit ramp. At some point during the collision, the young child was ejected from the vehicle.
The child’s mother was driving at the time. The father was riding in the vehicle. The child has been identified as a 2-year-old.
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting that claimed the life of a young child on Sunday afternon.
Just after 3:00pm yesterday, multiple emergency responders were called to Oakland Lake Park near 1700 Lakeshore Drive in reference to a female shot. Paramedics arrived and quickly transported a young girl to Cook Children’s hospital with major injuries. Unfortunately, she was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Those close to the situation say the little girl found a gun inside her family’s vehicle and it went off.
She has been identified as a 3-year-old girl from Fort Worth.
Project Child Safe has published an article on Firearms Safety in Vehicles, which can be found here.