Police Blotter: 2 Teens Killed in Crash

By Annie Potasznik
|  Friday, Jul 22, 2011  |  Updated 11:23 PM CDT
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Police Blotter: 2 Teens Killed in Crash

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Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on July, 22, 2011.

2 Teens Killed, 2 Others Injured in Rollover
Two teenagers are dead and two more hospitalized after a rollover crash in Leonard. The crash happened Thursday night about 40 miles northeast of Dallas, in Fannin County. According to police, one car was traveling northbound on Farm-to-Market Road 896 when it became airborne after cresting a hill. The driver, 19-year-old Brandon Richards, apparently lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times, according to a report from Dallas-ON News Tablet. Teenagers Alexandria Hilliard, 16, of Dodd City, and Zachary Kelton, 19, of Ector, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

HazMat Crews Clean up Imterstate 45
HazMat crews were called to clean up a stretch of Interstate 45 Friday morning after diesel from a dump truck's pierced fuel tank caused five cars to crash. The truck’s driver said he struck some scrap metal that fell from a truck on I-45 near Interstate 30, which put a hole in the dump truck's tank. "It was almost a perfect puncture," said Joel Lavender, a spokesman for Dallas-Fire Rescue. "It hit the exact right place on the tank that caused the spill." The truck traveled about five miles before stopping at a safe place. No one was injured in the crashes triggered by the leak. “Everything has been cleaned up and is fully operational," Lavender said.

Levine's Department Store Burglary Suspect Arrested
A burglary suspect was arrested in South Dallas Friday morning after a chase in which a Dallas officer fired his gun at him. It happened outside the Levine's Department Store at 2550 Red Bird Lane. The suspect, 21-year-old Earl Darius McDonald, was not shot but did suffer minor injuries during the chase, police said.

Medical Equipment Stolen From Ambulance
Lewisville police are investigating the theft of equipment and supplies from an ambulance at the emergency room of Medical Center of Lewisville. On Wednesday ,a Coppell Fire Department ambulance delivered a patient to the hospital With the ambulance unattended, a light-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled alongside the ambulance in the entrance bay. The driver of the Jeep stole a defibrillator and two bags containing equipment, supplies and medication worth an estimated $30,000. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Lewisville Police Department's Crime Tip Line at 972-219-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 800-388-8477 (TIPS).

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