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Driver dies after hitting Arlington fire engine along Interstate 20

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving an Arlington fire engine that occurred overnight Saturday.

Arlington firefighters and police officers were on scene of a first crash along eastbound I-20 near the Center Street bridge when the fatal accident occurred.

According to police, an Arlington fire engine was blocking the left lane and inside shoulder of the highway while crews cleared up a rollover crash. As emergency responders cleared up the scene, a vehicle traveling in the left lane failed to move over and struck the rear of the firetruck. The emergency lights were activated and on at the time of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle was transported by Arlington EMS to Medical City Arlington where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 27-year-old man from Grand Prairie.

It is a common procedure to dispatch at least two fire engines to highway incidents. This response allows one firetruck to act as a blocker to the scene in an effort to protect responders working on the highway. It is important to slow down and move over when passing emergency vehicles, especially on the highway.

Resident dies in Arlington house fire

Just before 7:30AM this morning, Arlington firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in the 2300 block of Idlewood Drive in east Arlington.

Engine 6 reported fire through the roof on arrival with one person inside. A 2nd alarm was called to the scene as firefighters went into rescue mode.

A short time later, an adult female was found deceased at the scene. The 2nd alarm was canceled after this discovery.

The fire is now under control and out. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Teenaged drunk driver fleeing from Garland police runs red light and hits vehicle, kills child

At around 10:30PM last night, a Garland police officer observed a suspected drunk driver run a red light along Broadway Blvd. at high speeds.

The officer saw the vehicle run through a second red light and initiated a traffic stop in an effort to stop the driver.

The vehicle continued to evade police at high speeds. Additional officers, along with DPS-101 helicopter, joined in the chase.

Police decided to pull back and allow the helicopter to track the suspect vehicle in an effort to get him to slow down.

The suspect continued to drive erratically and run red lights, even as police backed off. The helicopter followed the suspect all the way to the Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road intersection. The suspect ran the red light at the intersection and crashed into another vehicle.

The suspect, now identified as a 19-year-old man, and his passenger, a 19-year-old female, fled from the scene, but were eventually apprehended.

There were two adults and two children inside the vehicle hit by the suspect. The two adults and a 3-year-old child all received serious injuries. The second child, identified as a 2-year-old, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased.

The suspect has been charged with multiple felony offenses including Intoxication Manslaughter, three counts of Intoxication Assault, and Evading Arrest with a Vehicle Causing the Death of Another. The teenaged female in the vehicle has been charged with Evading Arrest.

AMBER ALERT issued after child kidnapped in stolen vehicle from Rendon

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office has coordinated the issuance of an AMBER ALERT for a small child who has been kidnapped in a stolen vehicle from the Rendon area.

According to officials, a vehicle was stolen from the Dollar General in Rendon, 5700 Rendon Bloodworth Road. An 11-month-old child was inside.

She is an 11-month-old little girl named Alayah, 20″ tall, 18lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes. She was wearing a pinkish purple onesie.

The vehicle is a red 2008 Honda Accord displaying TX LP JMD7340 (2 door). The vehicle has a spoiler, a white exhaust company sticker on the left front bumper and right rear bumper. The vehicle has a dent on the right rear driver side. There is no registration on the vehicle. The suspect fled west bound on 1187.

UPDATE – BABY FOUND SAFE!!!
Disregard earlier AMBER ALERT in South Tarrant County near Burleson and Rendon. Thank you to all the surrounding agencies and citizens that helped locate this missing child. – TCSO

Call police immediately if you spot this vehicle:

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS VEHICLE.

Fort Worth police investigating multiple vehicles stopping traffic, performing stunts on I35W

The Fort Worth Police Department received a call of multiple vehicles drag racing on Interstate 35W last night (Wednesday) around 10:00PM near the Rosedale Street exit.

A video surfaced on social media showing multiple vehicles stop traffic and other vehicles performing stunts, such as donuts, in the middle of the highway while the other vehicles could not get by. There was another 9-1-1 report of 10-20+ vehicles drag racing as well.

The video was ridden with expletives, and can no longer be found on social media.

The trouble makers had already fled when police arrived. They are conducting a follow-up investigation into the matter.

“FWPD does not tolerate this type of behavior and it shows a complete lack of respect for the safety and welfare of everyone on the road.”

An abrupt closure of a major highway have and could lead to more serious accidents, especially with so many distracted drivers on the road.

If you spot this activity on area highways, call 9-1-1 immediately, provide a description of the vehicles involved, and note which direction they travel away from the scene.

Dallas firefighters respond to commercial fire in northwest Dallas; one firefighter injured

Dallas firefighters responded to a commercial building on fire at 10945 Composite Drive just before 11:30PM last night.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire showing from the one-story commercial building. Officials say the building, which sits just off the I35E service road, is vacant.

The fire had already escalated throughout the building and quickly peeked through the roof, causing firefighters to take a defensive posture. A 2nd alarm was called to the scene. Overall, approximately 40-50 firefighters worked to contain the fire.

The fire was brought under control around four hours later.

During the fight, one of the firefighters sustained a burn injury. The injury was non-life-threatening. He has since been released from the hospital and is expected to be OK.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

Argument over drugs leads to shooting in Garland; one killed

The Garland Police Department is investigating a shooting near a business at the intersection of Saturn Road and W. Kingsley Road.

Police responded to reports of a shooting earlier this morning and located one person injured. The individual was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased.

Investigators believe there was an argument over drugs when the suspect shot the victim.

Detectives are currently investigating leads.

Expect police activity in the area throughout the morning.

UPDATE – Suspect is in custody, according to police.

Armed man shot, injured by Plano police officer in Dallas

The Dallas Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving a plain clothes Plano police officer.

According to Dallas PD, a Plano police officer was driving by a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Bonnie View Road and Tioga Street when he observed a man get out of one of the vehicles and retrieve a rifle from the back seat.

The Plano officer, who was in plain clothes at the time, stopped his vehicle and confronted the armed man. The officer identified himself as a cop and gave verbal commands to drop the weapon. The suspect did not do so and even pointed the rifle at the officer.

The officer fired at least one shot striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect fled, but was located in a nearby residential backyard. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Although this incident involved a Plano police officer, the Dallas Police Department will be handling the investigation since it occurred within their city limits.

One person killed in Burleson rollover crash

The Burleson Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving a single vehicle that occurred yesterday evening around 5:00PM.

Burleson police, fire, and MedStar EMS all responded to the scene along the I35W service road near the Renfro Street exit.

One vehicle was overturned with major damage. Chief Cordell confirms one person, an adult male, died at the scene.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. No further information has been released.

Fort Worth police officer transported to hospital after crash along I-30

Fort Worth firefighters, police officers, and MedStar paramedics were called to the scene of a major accident involving a Fort Worth PD officer along eastbound Interstate 30 near Oakland Blvd.

Officials say a driver collided with the rear of a Fort Worth police car near the intersection of Holt Street and Brentwood Stair Road.

The driver who hit the officer attempted to flee from the scene, but was taken into custody by an off duty officer.

Both the suspect and the officer were transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. It does not sound like their injuries are serious.

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