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New Details in I-35 Bridge Collapse in Salado

One person was killed and several were injured Thursday, when a bridge currently under construction collapsed onto Interstate-35 in Salado, Texas.Investigators say 32-year-old Brandon Davis of Arlington, Texas died in the collapse. At least three other… Read More

Fort Worth Firefighters Injured by Suspected DUI Driver

A Fort Worth police car may have saved the lives of three firefighters who were working at the scene of a previous wreck when a pickup truck collided with the squad car. The accident, which sent three Fort Worth firefighters to the hospital, occurred… Read More

Colony High Students Hospitalized Following High-Speed Chase

Three North Texas teens were injured, and another is on the run following two fights and a wreck Wednesday night, according to The Colony Police Department. Three teens were injured in the crash, two critically. Authorities say it all began with a fight… Read More

Update: DUI Charges Filed In Fatal Alvarado Wrong Way Crash

We have an update to a story that is shedding light on wrong-way crashes. Ricardo Martinez, 53, of Fort Worth, has been arrested on murder charges. Police say Martinez was drunk and driving the wrong way when he crashed head-on into a Maranda Abshire's… Read More

Mom, Kids Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in North Texas

A family is trying to come to grips with a tragic loss. A mother and her two young sons were killed after a being hit head-on in a wrong way crash early Sunday morning. Authorities say it happened along U.S. Highway 67 in Alvarado at about 1:30 a.m.… Read More

Hidden Dangers of Fracking: Drilling Boom Leads to More Fatal Accidents

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a controversial drilling practices which is causing protests around the country for a variety of reasons, many of which revolve around the impact that this oil procurement method has on the environment. While people… Read More

Icy Conditions Contribute To Fiery 18 Wheeler Accident On SB820

Authorities from the Hurst Police Dept have provided details on a fiery 18 wheeler accident that occurred on Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of Northeast Loop 820.According to the report, the driver of a pickup truck had stopped on the flyover loop… Read More

Identities of Victims in Interstate 20 Truck Accident Released

The identities of two accident victims who were killed in a truck accident on Interstate 20 Wednesday have been released by authorities. The Midland Police Department identified Manuel Chavez, 50, of Grand Prairie as the passenger in a pickup truck driven… Read More

Anti-Tax State Hampering Safety of West Texas Roads

Residents of the Midland Odessa region of West Texas have good reason to be stressed on their daily commute: since 2009, the area has seen a 157% increase in traffic fatalities attributed mainly to the rapid expansion of the oil industry with no transportation… Read More

Proposed FMCSA Rule Aims to Cut Down on Semi-Truck DUI Accidents

Although the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol have been well-document, its no secret that many drivers still choose to do so. However, when an intoxicated truck driver gets behind the wheel of an 80,000 pound vehicle, the results… Read More