The Italy Police Department has confirmed two people have died in a major accident south of Italy along FM 667.
Around 5:20pm this evening, multiple agencies including the Italy Fire Rescue, Forreston Fire Department, Italy Police Department, Ellis County EMS, and DPS Troopers were dispatched to a major accident at FM 667 and White Rock Road.
Upon arrival they discovered five passengers in the two vehicles involved. Two children were airlifted to by Air Evac to Children’s Dallas. An additional child and two adults were transported by ground ambulance to Baylor Hospital Waxahachie.
The two remaining passengers, an adult female and a young boy, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Weatherford FD, Lifecare EMS, and multiple law enforcement are working a rollover accident along eastbound I20 near Bankhead Drive.
A vehicle is overturned along the main lanes of the highway. The vehicle is located on its roof in the construction area. Weatherford FD has one lane blocked through the area. No reports of any major injuries.
Reports from a witness indicate the vehicle was traveling on the roadway that crosses the highway, crashed off the roadway and flipped.
Heavy delays exist due to this crash. The delays are likely to stick around while emergency responders clean up the crash.
Thanks to Jonathan Bell for the photo of the scene.
Those who plan to travel through Collin County this weekend should consider an alternate route if US-75 is on your route!
All southbound main lanes of US-75 are set to be closed around 12:00pm Saturday afternoon and remain closed until around 7:00pm Sunday night.
“There will be plenty of officers to assist with traffic control issues,” says Anna Police Department. All traffic will be required to exit SB US 75 at exit 48 onto SB Frontage Rd and will be allowed to re-enter US-75 at on-ramp south of Melissa Rd.
TxDOT’s contractor Austin Bridge and Road will be performing a mainline traffic switch on southbound US-75 into new detour alignment and then onto newly constructed roadway, according to the city of Melissa.
Be attentive to signage & slow down through work zone. Local traffic seek alternate route.
A law enforcement official confirms an Arlington police officer has been shot and injured following an incident in the parking lot of Tom Thumb at Fielder Road and Randol Mill Road.
Multiple officers responded to the scene to assist the injured officer. The injured officer was transported to the hospital.
The suspect was also shot and transported to the hospital, but died.
The shooting occurred during a traffic stop, according to Arlington PD.
Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson tweeted that he has spoken with the injured officer at the hospital. The officer is “receiving excellent care.”
APD has blocked off a large portion of the Fielder Plaza parking lot while the investigation is underway. Avoid this area.
*Update* 2:30am Arlington PD has released the following release:
On Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:09 p.m., an Arlington Police Officer conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation on a 4-door passenger car in the 1700 block of W. Randol Mill Road. The vehicle was occupied by a female driver and three male passengers. As the officer made contact with the driver, he requested two additional officers to the location as backup.
Two additional officers arrived shortly thereafter. The male officer who made the stop asked the female driver to step out of the vehicle. The female driver complied and another female officer began to deal with her. The backup male officer was standing on the passenger side of the vehicle and had the right front male passenger step out of the vehicle. When the male passenger exited the car, he began to flee on foot eastbound through a parking lot. The backup male officer began to chase the fleeing suspect. The original male officer who made the traffic stop also began to chase the fleeing suspect.
During the foot pursuit, the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the backup officer striking him. The backup officer fell to the ground after being struck. The other male officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect. Both the officer and male suspect were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
Police Chief Will Johnson visited the officer in the hospital and reported that he is receiving excellent treatment from doctors and medical staff.
The suspect was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased once next of kin have been identified. This is an ongoing investigation to determine the timeline and exact sequencing of events. The other three occupants are cooperating with investigators and have been released at this time.