A man was killed and his 6-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries Friday when their vehicle rolled over and crashed into a southwest Fort Worth home.
The driver, later identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner as 39-year-old Gaylon Moore, was fleeing the scene of a separate crash he was involved in shortly before the wreck at the home on Culver Avenue near Southwestern Boulevard, police said.
The first crash happened on a bridge on Southwest Boulevard over West Vickery Boulevard, according to Fort Worth police spokeswoman Officer Sharron Neal.
The driver immediately fled the scene, drove on and across a grass median, crossed the service road along Southwest Boulevard, struck a fire hydrant, rolled over and slammed into the home destroying the garage area, Neal said in a statement Friday night.
"Man, you couldn't imagine what a noise it was," said Leslie Brammer, who lives in the home.
Brammer, who has lived in the house for 20 years, said he has long feared a driver might hit his fence. But he never considered a vehicle would break through his brick wall and slam into his truck, which was parked in the driveway, he said.
Brammer said he was walking toward his garage so he could pick up his granddaughter from school when the crash happened.
"And I opened the garage door real quick to walk out the door, and it was dust, sheet rock, insulation all falling," Brammer said. "And I realized it was a car. Of course, I knew if anybody was in that car, they were in trouble."
The driver was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The 6-year-old child in the vehicle was strapped into a car seat in the back and only sustained minor injuries. He was transported to Cook Children's Medical Center for treatment.