Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on April 26, 2010.
Two Teenagers Trapped for Almost an Hour After Major Accident
Traffic was at a standstill for much of Monday morning along Interstate 30 eastbound and Cooper Street in Arlington because of a jack-knifed 18-wheeler. Tiara Ellis Richard, a spokeswoman with the Arlington Police Department, said the trailer of the truck landed on a stolen sport utility vehicle with three people inside. One person in the SUV managed to escape, but rescue crews had to cut out the other two. Police said the SUV was reported stolen from an Arlington home on Monday morning. The driver of the SUV tried to flee from the scene. The crash forced the closure of the freeway for much of the day. The tractor trailer landed across the eastbound lanes of Interstae 30 and onto the median. Three people were taken to the hospital, including one by medical helicopter. One of the teenagers trapped in the wreckage died late Monday afternoon. The driver of the 18-wheeler is in stable condition. Rescue crews treated another teenager for minor injuries. A third teenager was also treated at the scene, and then placed in police custody.
Newspaper Delivery Man Shot and Killed
Dallas police said a Dallas Morning News newspaper delivery man was shot and killed near the intersection of Frio Drive and Ann Arbor Avenue. His pickup truck was found parked in front of a grocery store in the 1500 block of Ann Arbor at about 3:30 a.m. Monday. The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Robert Lawrence of The Colony. He was found about a half of a block away from his vehicle on Frio and was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he died a short time later. Police said he tried to run from his attacker but was shot multiple times. His truck was loaded with newspapers and was blaring gospel music when it was discovered.