5 killed in 3 separate crashes overnight in Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

5 killed in 3 separate crashes overnight in Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The night before Thanksgiving was a very deadly night on the roads of Dallas, with five people killed in three separate crashes.

INTERSTATE 30 NEAR DOLPHIJNWAY

At 12:09 a.m. Thursday, officers from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office were called to a major accident along Interstate 30 near Dolphin Road. Although officers didn’t arrive until 12:37 p.m., they stopped and found that Dallas Fire-Rescue had arrived and confirmed that two people had been killed and two men injured.

Officials have not released the identities of the two dead, but said they were a 46-year-old black woman and a 45-year-old white woman who were both driving a gold 1998 Toyota Camry. The identities of the women will be released after their families are notified of their death.

Before the officers arrived, DFR transported a seriously injured man who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Camry.

Police have not released details about what led to the crash, but they did say a man named Travoris McFadden was arrested at the scene and charged with two charges of manslaughter by drunken driving with a vehicle. McFadden is currently being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center. No bail has been set and it is not clear whether he has been given a lawyer.

A man driving McFadden’s Chevrolet Tahoe was hospitalized in stable condition.

GOOD LATIMER EXPRESS WAY

Dallas police say two men were killed in a single-vehicle accident around 2:16 a.m. Police said the men were heading south on the 1600 block of South Good Latimer Expressway in a gray 2015 BMW M4.

Police said the driver lost control and collided with a building and then a utility pole. The vehicle then caught fire.

Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived and declared both men dead at the scene. The identities of the men will be released after their families are notified of their deaths.

INTERSTATE 30 NEAR GRAND AVENUE

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office officers were called to Interstate 30 eastern highway at Grand Avenue at 3:51 a.m. to assist a motorist when they saw a speeding beige Toyota Tacoma moving from the left lane into the far right lane. Deputies said the Toyota never braked and hit the rear of a white tractor-trailer.

Emergency services left the motorist and went to the Toyota to check on the driver. Upon arrival at 3:53 a.m., the driver of the 1999 Toyota Tacoma was trapped in the truck and unresponsive.

Officers smashed open the passenger-side window to reach the driver. Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived at 3:59 a.m. and confirmed the driver had died.

The tractor-trailer’s occupants, a 33-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, were transported to Baylor Medical Center in stable condition. A third passenger of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene.

The identity of the driver of the Toyota will be released after the family is notified.

STATE TROOPERS PERFORM PATTERNS THANK YOU THANK YOU

The Texas Department of Public Safety said: more state troopers will enforce traffic laws Wednesday through Sunday. In addition to speeding, troopers will target people who don’t wear seat belts, drink-driving, and anyone who doesn’t follow the “Move Over, Slow Down” law for emergency vehicles.

The majority of people traveling in Texas this Thanksgiving holiday — 96% of them — will be driving Texas instead of flying, according to AAA. The organization predicts that 2021 will highest increase in travel in one year for Thanksgiving since 2005.

“More people will be out this Thanksgiving and it’s important to remember that it’s up to each of us to keep the roads safe,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS will do its part to keep Texas safe by holding people accountable, and we want everyone driving for the holidays to do their part by complying with all traffic laws so that everyone gets to their destination unharmed.”

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