HCPD Media Release - August 30, 2020
- Fatality Collision – 5400 NE Loop 820 (eastbound)
- date of incident: Aug 30, 2020
- time of incident: approximately 8:35 p.m.
- Information: 817-222-7143
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MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE
On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at approximately 8:35 p.m., Haltom City Officers responded to a report of a wrong way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the 5600 block of NE Loop 820. Witnesses reported a blue Chevy pickup was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of NE Loop 820. As officers started to arrive in the area, they drove upon a crash that had just occurred in the 5400 block of NE Loop 820 eastbound. The two vehicles involved, a gray BMW passenger car and a blue Chevrolet Silverado pickup, were sitting on the inside lane and shoulder of NE Loop 820. The BMW was starting to catch fire. Officers were able to pull two occupants of the BMW out of the wreckage before the vehicle caught fire further; however, they were unsuccessful in removing the third passenger from the vehicle. The occupant of the pickup was pulled away from the fire. All three occupants of the BMW, an adult male, an adult female, and a minor female, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The sole occupant of the pickup was taken by CareFlight to Harris Methodist in Fort Worth with life threatening injuries. It is believed that alcohol was a factor in the collision. Traffic investigators, crime scene, and detectives were called to the scene to conduct their investigation.
The male driver of the gray BMW has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Favian Chavez Garcia, 35, of Dallas. The other two occupants of the vehicle have not been identified, yet.
The suspect, Sione Pitone Nusi, 45 years of age from Irving, faces three counts of Intoxication Manslaughter. He was seen by a magistrate, today, and his bond has been set at $100,000 for each count ($300,000 total). He remains in-custody in the intensive care unit of Harris Methodist in Fort Worth. No mugshot was available due to him being in the hospital.
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.