Man Dies After Violent Crash in Hurst

Westbound Mid Cities Boulevard closed as crash cleared, investigated

A driver is dead after a violent crash in Hurst Monday morning.

Munir Niazi, 57, died shortly after arriving at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. along Mid Cities Boulevard near Hurstview Drive. The westbound lanes of Mid Cities Boulevard remain closed Monday morning as crews clean up the crash scene and police investigate the wreck.

Hurst firefighters said the car was headed westbound, at possibly 60-70 mph, when the driver lost control and hit a light pole.

The pole split the vehicle almost four-fifths of the way through, according to firefighters. Niazi's body was also wrapped around the pole, leading to a difficult rescue.

From the street, all that was left of the car was the extreme rear portion, a tire and part of the trunk.

Niazi was trapped inside the car for about 90 minutes while crews tried to free him. He was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth a short time after being rescued.

No other injuries were reported.

Some minor power outages were reported nearby as crews cut power to the light pole. 

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