Early morning single vehicle fatality closes 820 eastbound at 121 split
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at about 5:00 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle accident in the 7800 block of eastbound Loop 820 at the 121 split. Upon arrival, they located a motorcycle and a deceased white male driver.
Accident investigators responded to the scene and the freeway was closed for about an hour to conduct the investigation. Accident Investigation reports that speed appears to be a factor in the crash. It does not appear any other vehicles were involved.
The name of the deceased will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner after family notifications have been made.
Carissa Katekaru – Media Relations Coordinator/PIO
Office – 817-427-7076
Cell – 682-325-1832
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
North Richland Hills officers are currently investigating an auto pedestrian fatality crash resulting from a shoplifting suspect struggling with and fleeing from officers.
On September 3, 2017 at approximately 5:00 PM, North Richland Hills Police were dispatched to 6401 NE Loop 820, Walmart, for a report of a shoplifting in progress. The suspect, an adult white male, left the area on foot and attempted to hide in the parking lot when officers arrived on scene. The suspect fled towards the access road of NE Loop 820, where he began to resist officers. The suspect again started to flee and attempted to cross the 6400 block of NE Loop 820, where a vehicle struck him. Officers immediately began administering CPR and emergency aid until paramedics arrived on scene. The suspect was transported to JPS Hospital by ground ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries. No officers or other citizens were injured during the incident.
The identity of the suspect involved will be withheld at this time, pending further investigation and notification of the suspect’s family regarding the fatality.
Media Relations Coordinator/Public Information Officer
Phone: (817) 427-7076