Update to 12.13.16 Fatality Accident

Press Release

On December 13, 2016 at approximately 6:13 PM, emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 8000 block Boulevard 26. The initial investigation indicates a 2016 Chevy Cruz was traveling eastbound Birchwood Drive attempting to cross Boulevard 26. As the vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes of traffic, it was struck by a Ford F150. The Chevy Cruz came to rest on the east side of the roadway and became engulfed in flames. The impact caused the Ford F150 to continue traveling into the southbound lanes of traffic, striking a black Lexus 4 door that was stopped due to heavy traffic.

Two occupants of the Chevy Cruz (driver; male, 22 years of age of NRH and front passenger; female, 25 years of age of Keller) were able to escape from the vehicle. Both individuals were transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital. The rear passenger (identified as Melissa Dawn Mitchem, female 25 years of age of Fort Worth) sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Ford F150 (male, 31 years of age of Colleyville) and the Lexus (male, 26 years of age of Fort Worth) were uninjured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation at this time.

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