The Arlington Police Department has closed all eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 near State Highway 360 due to a serious single-vehicle crash.
The crash occurred around 2:15PM in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 near the Six Flags Drive exit. One vehicle struck a guardrail along the right shoulder of the highway, causing significant damage to the vehicle. Officials say the guardrail went through the vehicle.
Emergency responders advised two people, both males, were heavily trapped inside the vehicle. Both had sustained amputation-related injuries. Two medical helicopters were immediately called to the scene as firefighters began extricating both occupants.
CareFlite landed two helicopters on the eastbound lanes of I-30 just east of the crash scene. They airlifted the two individuals to Texas Health Harris Hospital with serious injuries.
As of 3:45PM, the highway remains closed. Westbound lanes are open. Arlington PD reports the closure should last another hour or two. All traffic is forced to exit at SH 360.
The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time. Further updates will follow.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident involving a pedestrian and an 18-wheeler.
Officials with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office say a deputy attempted to stop a motorcyclist on eastbound Interstate 30 near Buckner when the rider ran away on foot.
He ran across the service road and onto the freeway when he was struck by an 18-wheeler, killing him instantly.
Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and pronounced the rider deceased on the scene.
All lanes of eastbound I-30 are closed near St. Francis due to this crash and police investigation.
Multiple emergency responders from Hood County are searching for the victim of a boating accident that occurred yesterday on Lake Granbury.
On Saturday afternoon, it was reported that a woman riding an towable tube had been involved in an accident with a boat. It is unclear if the boat hit the tube, or hit the rider who had fallen into the water. Details regarding the crash are still not known at this time.
After the incident, the woman went underwater and did not resurface. A search began yesterday afternoon, and has continued throughout the day today (Sunday). They are focusing their efforts near the banks of DeCordova Bend Estates.
Several personnel from the Texas Game Wardens (Dive Team and K-9), Brazos River Authority, Trinity River Water District, Hood County Sheriff’s Office, and firefighters from Hood and Somervell counties have all taken part in the search.
The search will likely conclude at daybreak tonight, but start again in the morning with new daylight.
We will update this story with any new developments.
Banner photo courtesy Blake Hargrave
Around 11PM last night, the Denton Police Department and Fire Department responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Mayhill Road and the I35E service road.
Police say a pedestrian was struck by a passing vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to nearby Medical City Denton with major injuries, and succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The pedestrian has been identified as a 50-year-old man from Dallas.
Mayhill Road was closed for several hours around midnight last night while Denton police investigated the scene. It is unknown if the driver stopped.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a multi-fatality accident involving a drunk driver that occurred overnight in the Pleasant Grove area of southeast Dallas.
At around 2:45AM this morning, a drunk driver was traveling northbound on Masters Drive at a high rate of speed when he collided with a vehicle that was turning left onto Old Seagoville Road from southbound Masters Drive.
The drunk driver’s vehicle overturned and landed off the roadway. The other vehicle also landed off the roadway and on a sidewalk.
One passenger in the drunk driver’s vehicle was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
Two occupants in the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene as well.
The drunk driver, identified as a 24-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Police have charged the driver with three counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a homicide involving three victims at a motel in northwest Dallas.
Police were called to the Super 7 Inn, 10335 Gardner Road, around lunchtime on Saturday after a manager reported finding multiple people dead inside one of the rooms.
Emergency responders did locate three deceased individuals in one of the rooms. All of them were killed, police say, but the nature of their death was not immediately released.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner has taken possession of the victims and will make a ruling on the cause of death.
There is no information available regarding the suspect in this case.
Dallas Police are asking anyone with information regarding this offense to contact Detective Isom with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3701, or email@example.com. Please reference case #171549-2020.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a major accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle earlier this morning in Wise County.
Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene just after 8:00AM on Farm to Market Road 718 at County Road 4850. A motorcycle and a vehicle had collided and both caught fire.
Investigators say an SUV had turned left onto FM 718 from CR 4850 and was in the middle turn lane of FM 718 when a motorcycle crashed into the vehicle. The motorcyclist was traveling recklessly and at high speeds, according to police.
Air Evac Lifeteam 68 helicopter responded to the scene and airlifted the motorcyclist to JPS with critical injuries. The driver of the vehicle and a small child inside were not hurt.
Lanes of FM 718 were closed while police investigated the scene.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred around 4AM in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 near Cockrell Hill Road.
Police believe an SUV was merging to get onto the freeway from the entrance ramp when the driver and an 18-wheeler collided on the highway. The collision caused the 18-wheeler to lose control and overturn.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 64-year-old man, was trapped inside. Dallas Fire-Rescue extricated him from the wreckage and transported him to a local hospital with serious injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital with injuries. She has been identified as a 21-year-old woman.
All westbound lanes of Interstate 30 are currently closed due to this crash.
The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred earlier this evening at a park in the 2200 block of Ridgedale Drive.
Officers were called to the Holman D. Rhoton Park shortly after 5PM this evening. Multiple 9-1-1 calls reported there have been a shooting at the park.
Investigators say a large group of teenagers had gathered when a fight broke out. At some point during the fight, shots were fired and two teenagers were injured.
A 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, both males, were transported by Carrollton EMS to Parkland Hospital for treatment. They are both still hospitalized. Their conditions are undisclosed.
Detectives are working to determine what led up to the shooting and who is responsible.
“There is likely cell phone video of or related to this incident,” says Carrollton PD. “If you or your teenager has video or information that may be pertinent to this investigation, email CrimeTips@CityofCarrollton.com or call 972-466-9133.”
A group of protestors is currently marching through a residential neighborhood near the home of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.
The group, called We Take The Streets, held a rally at the Dallas City Hall at 7PM this evening. They have now started marching in a neighborhood near White Rock Lake.
Dallas police have several officers in the mayor’s neighborhood. According to reports on Twitter, officers have blocked off the Mayor’s street. We will not be posting a more specific location in the interest of safety.
At this time, there are no reports to indicate the group is acting in an uncivil manner.
The protestors and police have had interactions, all of which appear to be civil.