The eve of Thanksgiving was a very deadly night on the roads of Dallas, killing five people in three separate collisions.
Interstate 30 near Dolphin Road
At 12:09 am on Thursday, an agent at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to a major accident along Interstate Highway 30 near Dolphin Road. The agent did not arrive until 12:37 am, but learned that the Dallas Fire Rescue Team had arrived and confirmed that two people were killed and two were injured.
Authorities have not disclosed the identities of the two murdered, but said they were both a 46-year-old black woman and a 45-year-old white woman riding a 1998 gold Toyota Camry. The identity of the female will be disclosed after the family is notified of the death.
Before the agent arrived, DFR transported a seriously injured man in the passenger seat of the Camry.
Police did not provide details on the cause of the crash, but said a man named Travoris McFadden had been arrested on the scene and charged with manslaughter by vehicle. McFadden is currently being held at the Leucesteret Justice Center. No deposit amount has been set and it is not clear if he has obtained a lawyer.
A man riding a Chevrolet Tahoe in McFadden was hospitalized in a stable condition.
Good Latimer Expressway
Dallas police said two men were killed in a car accident at around 2:16 am. Police said the man headed south on the 1600 block of the South Good Latimer Highway on the gray 2015 BMW M4.
According to police, the driver lost control and crashed into a building and a utility pole. After that, the vehicle ignited.
Dallas Fire-Rescue arrives and declares that two men have died on the scene. The identity of the man will be disclosed after the family is notified of the death.
Interstate 30 Near Grand Avenue
A representative of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office was called at 3:51 am on Interstate 30 to the east near Grand Avenue, where the speed-violating beige Toyota Tacoma was in the left center lane to the far right lane. Assisted the driver when he saw him move to. The agent said Toyota never slowed down and hit the back of the white tractor trailer.
The agent left the assist driver and headed for Toyota to check the driver. Upon arriving at 3:53 am, the 1999 Toyota Tacoma driver was trapped in a truck and stopped responding.
The agent tried to contact the driver by opening the window on the passenger seat side. Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived at 3:59 am and confirmed that the driver had died.
A 33-year-old female and a 44-year-old man, who are crew members of a trailer truck, were taken to the Baylor Medical Center in a stable condition. A third passenger on the tractor trailer remained on the scene.
The identity of the Toyota driver will be disclosed after the family is notified.
State soldiers exploding patrols beyond Thanksgiving
The Texas Department of Public Safety said more state police would enforce traffic laws from Wednesday to Sunday. In addition to speeding, troopers focus on those who do not wear seat belts, who are drunk driving, and who do not follow the “move, slow down” law of emergency vehicles.
According to AAA Texas, the majority (96%) of people traveling to Texas during this Thanksgiving holiday will drive instead of plane. The organization predicts that 2021 will result in the largest year-long increase in Thanksgiving trips since 2005.
“This Thanksgiving will bring more people out. It’s important to remember that it’s the responsibility of each of us to keep the road safe,” said DPS Director Stephen McLaugh. .. “DPS plays a role in keeping Texas safe by making people accountable. It’s your role to comply with all traffic laws for anyone who may drive for a vacation. Let them do it so that everyone can reach their destination unharmed. “