Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Closes East Loop 820 in Southeast Fort Worth - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Closes East Loop 820 in Southeast Fort Worth

Wrong-way driver ID'd as 51-year-old Jeffery Allen Ratigan

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Closes Loop 820 in SE Fort Worth

    One person is dead after colliding head-on with an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning in Fort Worth, police say. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019)

    A Fort Worth man is dead after colliding head-on with an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning in Fort Worth, police say.

    The crash happened about 4:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of East Loop 820, between Wilbarger Street and Berry Street.

    According to police, a Nissan SUV was heading southbound in the northbound lanes when it struck a Bud Light 18-wheeler.

    The driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Tarrant County medical examiner identified him as 51-year-old Jeffery Allen Ratigan.

    Trapped Hong Kong Protesters Rappel Down Hoses to Escape

    [NATL] Trapped Hong Kong Protesters Rappel Down Hoses to Escape

    Harrowing footage shows protesters trapped inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University rappelling down hoses to escape a police siege. About 100 anti-government protesters remain inside the university on a third day of clashes between protesters and police. 

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019)

    Paramedics transported the 18-wheeler driver to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

    All northbound traffic was forced onto the service road. Lanes were reopened by 9:15 a.m.

    Police are investigating the crash.

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android