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Highway 287 reopened in Fort Worth after crash involving oil truck

Multiple emergency responders from the Fort Worth Fire Department, Police Department, and MedStar EMS all responded to a major accident this afternoon on Highway 287.

Just before 3:45PM, a crash involving an oil truck occurred along northbound Highway 287 near Harmon Road.

A major oil spill across all lanes of travel caused the closure of all northbound lanes for 2+ hours.

MedStar EMS transported a patient to JPS, but injuries sounded to be non-serious at this time. Police confirmed no major injuries reported as of 5:00PM.

The cause of the crash has not yet been released.

Medical helicopters requested to crash on Highway 380 in Denton County

Multiple emergency responders are working a major accident on Highway 380 between FM 424 and Highway 377 in the Crossroads area.

Two helicopters, one from PHI Air Medical and one from CareFlite, have been requested to the scene. Multiple lanes are blocked in the area to allow for a safe landing zone.

Aubrey FD/EMS and Northeast PD were dispatched to the scene around 3:15PM. It was reported to involve at least two vehicles. Extrication was required.

There are major delays on Highway 380 and throughout this area due to the crash. It is best to avoid this area.

Bicyclist killed in Hurst crash; police looking for driver

The Hurst Police and Fire/EMS departments responded to a major accident last night (Tuesday) in the 2100 block of E. Hurst Blvd (Hwy 10).

Upon arrival, emergency responders began life-saving efforts on a bicyclist who was seriously injured in the crash. Hurst EMS transported the victim to Texas Health HEB, but he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 62-year-old male, according to police.

Hurst PD is looking for the driver of the vehicle involved in this crash. He or she fled the scene and did not stop to render aid.

Witnesses say the vehicle is a black or dark colored older model SUV (GMC Yukon or Tahoe). The vehicle would have sustained damage to the front right fender and right front bumper, as well as the hood area.

The Hurst Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying the driver or owner of this vehicle.  Please contact Hurst Detective Kyle Truly at (817) 788-7179 with any information concerning this incident.

Call Hurst PD if you recognize this vehicle.

One killed, two injured in Venus crash

The Venus Police Department is investigating a major accident that occurred last night (Tuesday) at the intersection of FM 157 and FM 2258.

Venus FD, PD, and Johnson County EMS were called to the scene at approximately 8:37PM regarding a two-vehicle crash.

The driver of one of the vehicles, a 50’s year old man from Grand Prairie, was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth hospital, but pronounced deceased.

A passenger in his vehicle and the driver of the second vehicle were transported from the scene to local hospitals, both sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into the cause of this accident is ongoing.

Any witnesses that have not been contacted by the police department are urged to call 972-366-3647.

Motorcyclist killed in south Fort Worth crash

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle that occurred yesterday afternoon.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene at the intersection of Altamesa Blvd and Brookhaven Trail in south Fort Worth.

According to traffic investigators, a vehicle traveling westbound on Altamesa Blvd turned left to go south on Brookhaven Trail when a collision occurred between the vehicle and a motorcyclist traveling eastbound on Altamesa. The vehicle entered in the intersection when it was “unsafe” to do so, police say.

The motorcyclist lost control, causing him to go off the roadway and hit a bush. He was ejected from the motorcycle.

MedStar EMS transported the motorcyclist to JPS, but he was pronounced deceased in the ER. He has since been identified as a 33-year-old man from Fort Worth.

Police say the vehicle fled the scene without stopping. The driver’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Contact Fort Worth PD if you have any information regarding this crash.

Man charged with Terroristic Threat after claiming to have COVID-19 and coughing on people at Fort Worth laundromat

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with a Terroristic Threat after he claimed to have COVID-19 and coughed on multiple people at a Fort Worth laundromat.

Police were called to the business on Monday afternoon in the 5800 block of S. Hulen Street for a man “intentionally coughing on people.” He also claimed to be infected with the Coronavirus.

A woman approached the suspect, who was sleeping on the property, and asked him to leave, but he became irate and coughed in her face, while stating he had COVID-19.

The woman said the suspect spat in her face and attempted to cough on other people before running away.

Fort Worth police officers caught up with him nearby and placed him under arrest. He was transported to a local hospital as precaution.

“The seriousness of the current COVID-19 crisis cannot be understated and any threat of using the virus, whether infected or not, will be vigorously investigated and appropriate law enforcement action will be taken,” says the Fort Worth Police Department.

UPDATE: Carrollton Police arrest teenager who claimed to be spreading Coronavirus

The Carrollton Police Department has arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga, who was wanted for posting a series of Snapchat videos purportedly infesting shoppers at a local Walmart.

On Sunday, Carrollton PD said they were attempting to locate her after the discovery of the Snapchat videos. The series included references to receiving a positive COVID-19 test, and later showed her at a Walmart store claiming that she was “infesting every [expletive] here.”

She has been charged with a Terrorist Threat. This is a 3rd-degree felony.

Contrary to her Snapchat videos, “Maradiaga has stated that she is COVID-19 negative,” say police. “We currently have no proof that Maradiaga has tested positive.”

Her bond has been set at $20,000. She has been ordered to quarantine for 21 days upon date of release from custody as a precaution.

Police respond to person in distress call at 121 / DNT interchange in Plano

The Plano Police Department responded to a person in distress call at the Highway 121 / Sam Rayburn Tollway and Dallas North Tollway.

According to reports, an individual was standing on the ledge of one of the interchange ramps, threatening to jump.

Police closed most of the highway down for around 30 minutes while they negotiated with the individual. The person safely got down from the ledge.

All traffic has been reopened in the area.

Officials urging people to stay at home after 5 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Public Health Department is urging residents to follow the “stay at home” orders after five (5) deaths related to the Coronavirus have been reported today.

Two of the five residents lived in Fort Worth. The others lived in River Oaks, Haltom City, and Grand Prairie. Their ages ranged from 47 to 88, all of whom were hospitalized locally. Two of the patients had underlying health conditions.

These new deaths bring the total death count in Tarrant County to 18.

Officials remind residents that the Stay at Home orders are still in effect. All activities conducted outside of your residence should be for essential purposes only. If you go to the grocery store, maintain social distancing and wear a mask or shield that blocks your mouth and nose.

“Based on all the reports we are seeing, we could very well be about to see a spike in COVID-19 activity in our county,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja.

“We can get through this, but only if everyone does their part and follows the guidelines without exception.”

Accidental shooting injures two small children in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of E. Felix Street at 8:00PM this evening.

According to officials, two small children have been injured in an accidental shooting incident.

“Early details indicate that a one year old child got a hold of a gun which accidentally discharged.” The little boy was injured, although it is unclear if he was shot.

A bullet fragment from the gunshot injured a second child, aged 4. He was shot in the lower part of his body.

Both have been transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. Police say both are in stable condition at this time.

The Crimes Against Children unit is investigation.

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