HCPD Media Release - Sept 4, 2020
- date of incident: Sept 4, 2020
- time of incident: approximately 7:40 a.m.
- Information: 817-222-7143
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MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE
On Friday, September 4, 2020, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a major collision in the 5100 block of NE Loop 820 eastbound. Upon arrival, officers saw three vehicles that had been involved in the collision. A brown Nissan Altima was on the inside shoulder disabled with a flat tire. A silver Ford Focus was sitting in front of the Nissan, and one of the occupants of the Focus was out of the vehicle helping the driver of the Nissan change the tire. A white Ford F150 was eastbound in the inside lane. The driver of the Ford F150 said he lost control of his vehicle while reaching for a water bottle, and his vehicle veered to the left. The vehicle rode up the inside barrier and struck the back of the Nissan causing the vehicle to launch into the air. The front of the Ford F150 came down on the back of the Ford Focus collapsing the passenger compartment of the Ford Focus. The female driver of the Ford Focus was sitting in the driver’s seat and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three males were transported to area hospitals. One of the males that was changing the tire was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, and the other male that was changing the tire was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital. Both of those males had life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford F150 was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital with minor injuries. Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene were called to the scene to conduct their investigation. The eastbound lanes on NE Loop 820 were expected to be closed for approximately two hours at the time of this release. Traffic was diverted onto the Haltom Road bypass of the service road or onto the eastbound TEXpress lanes. The deceased driver of the Ford Focus will be identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office once notification of family members has been made.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more details will be released as they become available.
Sergeant Eric Peters
The Haltom City Police Department is a professional organization committed to excellence, integrity, compassion and vigilance. We will partner with the community and selflessly commit ourselves to making Haltom City a better place to live, work and visit.