Passenger dies after vehicle strikes cement truck in Frisco

The Frisco Police Department is investigating a fatality crash earlier today on Dallas Parkway near Cotton Gin Road.

At around 12:54pm, a vehicle was southbound Dallas Parkway when it struck the rear of a cement truck.

Police say a passenger in the vehicle was killed at the scene. The driver, a 21-year-old, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Southbound lanes of Dallas Parkway were closed for most of the afternoon. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.

Emergency responders working serious crash on Highway 287 in Wise County

Multiple emergency responders from multiple agencies are on scene of a major accident along southbound Highway 287 between Decatur and Rhome.

The crash is just north of Illinois Street / FM 407 in the New Fairview area. Wise County EMS has two (2) ambulances and Rescue 1 on scene.

Reports indicate possible entrapment.

Two helicopters are on scene. Air Evac 68 and PHI Med 10 are both at the scene.

Major delays in this area.

UPDATE: Dallas Police confirm remains found believed to be missing 18-month-old

The Dallas Police Department has confirmed reports that remains found at a Rowlett landfill are believed to be Cedric Jackson, the missing 18-month-old child.

The remains have been taken to the coroner’s office to determine cause of death.

Police have arrested Sedrick Johnson, 27-year-old male, for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Other charges are pending the outcome of the coroner’s report. Johnson is the boyfriend of the aunt who had temporary custody of the child.

Police questioned Johnson about the case, who admitted to placing the child in a dumpster in northeast Dallas. The dumpster was emptied at least twice, which led police to the landfill. They located the remains around 11am today.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

UPDATE: Amber Alert discontinued for Cedric Jackson

Officials have canceled the Amber Alert for Cedric Jackson from Dallas.

While there are many reports about why the alert was canceled, Dallas Police issued a statement earlier this morning stating:

“Many media outlets are reporting that a body has been found in the Child Abduction investigation involving Cedrick Jackson. However, the Dallas Police Department has not located a body relating to this investigation.”

A press conference is scheduled for later today. We will share those official details once released.

5:12pm – Strong to severe thunderstorms moving south into the DFW Metroplex

A cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms is currently moving south into the northern areas of the DFW Metroplex.

The main concern at this time is strong, damaging winds upwards of 70MPH. As of 5:10pm, the winds were moving south into northern Denton County.

There is also frequent lightning and heavy rain associated with these storms. Hail is also a possibility, but less than 1″ in diameter.

If this storm continues south, it would push into the Mid-Cities and central portions of DFW within the next two hours. It is moving relatively slow at 25MPH.

Dallas police say missing 18-month-old may be in danger

The Dallas Police Department is seeking assistance from the public as they work to locate a missing 18-month-old child.

Cedrick Jackson was last seen around 12:30am on July 10th (Wednesday) in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive. He is described as an 18-month-old black male with black braided hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a diaper only.

The child was in temporary custody of an aunt, police say. She woke up this morning around 6:00am and reported him missing.

“A juvenile witness who lives at the location described someone who looked like a relative as someone who took Cedrick at some point during the night,” Dallas police say. He has since been located and does not have possession of the child.

A Regional Amber Alert has been issued at this time.

Police say the child may be in danger and in need of assistance. If you know the whereabouts of Cedrick, or have information that may help police locate him, call 9-1-1 right now.

UPDATE: Arlington officer injured after DWI driver crashes into motorcycle

An Arlington PD officer is recovering after being injured in a highway crash earlier today along westbound I30 near Eastchase.

As we first reported around 9:45am this morning, Arlington FD/EMS were called to the scene of a major accident along westbound I30 near Eastchase Parkway with regards to a major accident / assist police. FD units requested three (3) ambulances to the scene.

One of those injured was an Arlington PD police officer on a motorcycle. According to APD, the officer was conducting traffic enforcement along this stretch of I30 when a driver crashed into his motorcycle.

Arlington EMS transported the officer to the hospital with minor injuries. All people involved are expected to be OK.

Arlington PD has arrested the driver of the vehicle for DWI.

Multiple ambulances requested to crash on I30 near Arlington / Fort Worth border

Arlington FD Engine 1, Engine 11, Engine 4, multiple Arlington EMS medics and police officers are on scene of a major accident along westbound I30 near the exit for Eastchase Parkway.

According to TxDOT cameras, one vehicle is off the roadway. Unknown exactly how many vehicles are involved in the crash.

FD units have requested three (3) ambulances to the scene for the injured.

As of 9:51am, only one lane gets through. Major delays and building. It is best to take another route.

Update – Reports indicate an officer has been involved in this crash. No major injuries.

Hazardous materials investigation ongoing in the Lake Dallas area

Multiple firefighters from Lake Cities FD and Denton FD’s HazMat team along with multiple law enforcement are on scene of a possibly hazardous materials situation at the intersection of N. Shady Shores and Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas (Denton County).

Reports indicate firefighters are investigating a barrel that was seen with bubbling contents. Denton FD’s HazMat team is on scene with their equipment.

The intersection is closed down. Police are asking folks to avoid the area.

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