Crash News Video: Allen, Texas: Allen High School Teen Student, Emily Stambaugh, Killed In Alleged Texting-While-Driving Accident On West Exchange Parkway

A teen girl has been killed in this one-vehicle crash. She did not have any passengers with her at the time of the accident.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: About 3 in the afternoon

City / County / State: Allen, Texas

Address: West Exchange Parkway, near the intersection with Trinidad Lane

Victims Killed:

1. Emily Stambaugh was a 17-year-old student who attended Allen High School.

Victims Injured:

none

Cause:

Police say they have evidence suggesting that Stambaugh was texting both her sister and her boyfriend at or around the time of the crash. She lost control, hit the curb, continued off the road, and hit a wall.

Sources:

NBCDFW.com

WFAA Video

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Crash News Video: Dallas, Texas: Jerry Abraham Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After LBJ Freeway Accident That Killed Pramod Paul

WFAA and FOX have released videos on a crash that killed one man in Dallas, Texas. A driver has been arrested in this case and charged with intoxication manslaughter. Use the links below to find the videos on this accident.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Time: About 2:45 in the morning

Address:

Interstate 635 is often referred to as the “LBJ Freeway.” Sources say this incident was near the Dallas North Tollway.

Victims Killed:

1. Pramod Paul was 35 years old. He lived in Irving, Texas.

Victims Injured:

The suspect, Jerry Abraham, was injured. He was sent to the hospital. Abraham is 38 years old.

Cause:

Paul and an unidentified motorist got in an accident. As they were outside their vehicles, Abraham came along and crashed into the vehicles. Paul was also hit, but the other driver avoided injury.

FOX says that Abraham and Paul were actually friends. It appears that Paul had called Abraham for a ride or other assistance, and Abraham accidentally got into this crash when responding to help.

Criminal Charges?

Abraham is charged with intoxication manslaughter. It was not clear from reports what led police to believe that Abraham was drunk.

Sources:

WFAA Video

FOX DFW Affiliate’s Video On This Accident And Alleged Crime

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Dallas, Texas Crash News Video (CBS): Walter Ted Williams And Marcos Campos Killed In 2-Vehicle Accident On U.S. Highway 175; 2 Other Victims Killed

CBS DFW has a video about a deadly two-vehicle crash that has killed 4 victims, that involved a wrong-way driver. The accident occurred within Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

The car was driving the wrong way, and a pickup truck was traveling the correct way.

Where:

U.S. Highway 175, near Martin Luther King Boulevard

Victims:

At the time of this writing, two of the four victims killed have been identified. They include Walter Ted Williams and Marcos Campos. Williams was driving the wrong-way car, and Campos was driving the pickup truck.

Suspect:

Walter Ted Williams is suspected of going the wrong way down U.S. 175.

Cause:

Williams’ Mazda collided with the pickup as the Mazda was traveling the wrong way down the road. It is not yet known whether Williams was driving drunk. A postmortem toxicology exam is typically done in this situation.

Criminal Charges:

It doesn’t appear at this time as if anyone will be charged with any crimes as a result of this accident.

Sources:

CBS DFW Video On Traffic Deaths Of 4 People On U.S. 175, Including Walter Ted Williams And Marcos Campos (Others Still Unidentified)

Dallas, Texas: WFAA Video On Deaths Of 4 Victims In August 3, 2013 Crash, On U.S. 175 (Near Martin Luther King)

Related:

Click here to see my original article on this story.

Dallas, Texas Crash News Video: 4 Victims Killed In 2-Vehicle Accident On U.S. Highway 175, Near Martin Luther King Boulevard (August 3, 2013)

WFAA has a video about a deadly two-vehicle crash that has killed 4 victims, that involved a wrong-way driver. The accident occurred within Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Where:

U.S. Highway 175, near Martin Luther King Boulevard

Victims:

Names, ages, and city of residence of the 4 victims have not yet been released. 3 of these people were in a Mazda car. The other victim killed was in a pickup truck.

Suspect:

The Mazda driver who was going the wrong way down U.S. 175 has not been identified.

Cause:

The Mazda collided with the pickup as the Mazda was traveling the wrong way down the road.

Criminal Charges:

It is not yet clear whether anyone survived in the car or pickup. If the car driver survived, police would want to first find out why he or she was traveling the wrong way down the road. There could be many reasons for that, ranging from drunk driving to medical issues. Without knowing the cause of that, it is impossible to say whether anyone will be charged with a crime in this quadruple fatality.

Sources:

Dallas, Texas: WFAA Video On Deaths Of 4 Victims In August 3, 2013 Crash, On U.S. 175 (Near Martin Luther King)

Note: Click here to see an update on this story. Two of the victims killed have been identified as Walter Ted Williams and Marcos Campos.

Arlington, Texas Crash News Video (WFAA): James Kilpatrick (Burleson, TX Resident) Killed On Motorcycle Exiting Highway 360 To Interstate 20

One man has been killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident, in Arlington, Texas. WFAA has a video on this story. Check the Sources section below for a link.

Where:

The victim was on the ramp to Interstate 20 after exiting State Highway 360.

When:

Saturday, July 27, 2013, at around 2 in the morning (death pronouncement at scene of accident was at 2:24)

Victim:

James Kilpatrick was 43 years old. He lived in Burleson, Texas.

Cause:

For some reason, Kilpatrick failed to negotiate a curve the ramp between 360 and I-20. He fell off the bike and died from his injuries.

Sources:

Dallas Morning News Report On Motorcycle Death of Burleson’s James Kilpatrick, In Arlington, Texas

WFAA Video On James Kilpatrick’s Death

Arlington, Texas Accident News Video (WFAA): Rosy Esparza Identified As Victim Who Was Killed In Six Flags’ Texas Giant Roller Coaster Fall

The family of Rosy Esparza has identified her as the victim killed on the Texas Giant, a roller coaster at the Arlington, Texas theme park, Six Flags Over Texas. WFAA has a video on this story. Click below to read it.

When:

Friday night, July 19, 2013, at about 6:45

Victim:

Rosy Esparza lived in Dallas, Texas.

Cause:

There still isn’t any information on the exact cause of Esparza’s death. What is known from witnesses is that she fell as the ride was coming down a hill. Rosy either slipped out of her restraints, or the restraint failed. Which one happened is not known at this time.

Criminal Charges:

Police are not looking at this as a crime. They believe it was an accident but are still trying to figure out exactly how this incident occurred.

Sources:

WFAA Video And Article On Roller Coaster Death of Rosy Esparza, On Six Flags’ Texas Giant (Arlington)

Related:

CNN Video With Interview Of Carmen Brown, Witness To This Six Flags Accident

CNN And WFAA Accident News Video: Arlington, Texas: Witness Carmen Brown Interviewed About Witnessing Woman, Rosy Esparza, Killed On Six Flags’ Texas Giant Roller Coaster

The following CNN accident news video contains an interview with Carmen Brown. She witnessed a woman being killed on the Texas Giant roller coaster. This ride is located at Six Flags Over Texas, in Arlington (the Dallas-Fort Worth, or DFW, area). This video was added to the CNN website on July 20, 2013. WFAA is the source of this clip.

Update: The victim has been identified as Rosy Esparza. Click on the second link below for another WFAA video and article with more information on Esparza.

Carmen Brown said she was about to get on the Texas Giant before the accident occurred. She said the coaster and started to come back down. As it was coming down, the woman fell out.

Brown was animated, saying that she doesn’t even like roller coasters. But her kids had pressured her into going on the Texas Giant. And she said the woman was no bigger than her, and that it hit her as she was coming down out of the line (the coaster was closed by park officials) that she could have been the one that this happened to.

Although foul play is not suspected, it is not clear at this time exactly how the woman fell. I have ridden this roller coaster before. Like most or all modern coasters, there is double protection. You have a seat belt and a safety device the locks down over your shoulders and in front of you. Apparently, though, the restraint somehow came undone. I have never seen where someone could undo the restraint by herself. But I guess that may be possible. If it is possible, then a redesign would certainly be in order. Barring the victim doing it herself, then they would have to determine if there was some kind of mechanical failure.

CNN Video With Interview Of Carmen Brown, Witness To Woman Being Killed On Texas Giant Roller Coaster, At Arlington’s Six Flags Over Texas Theme Park

WFAA Video With More Information About Victim Rosy Esparza

Granbury, Texas Crime News Video (WFAA): Ricky Don McCommas Shot And Killed By Police; Deputy Lance McLean Seriously Injured; Cop Chad Davis Shot

A man who had been charged with sexual assault was shot and killed by police after shooting two law enforcement officers. This incident occurred in Granbury, Texas. WFAA has a video on this story that you can see by clicking the link below.

Where:

This incident started at a house near the intersection of Edgecliff Ct. and Lakeview Rd. Authorities were called there after a 911 call was placed about a disturbance. After the suspect fled, the final shootout took place around the 200 block of Houston Street. That is also close to Granbury City Hall.

When:

Friday, June 28, 2013, at close to 11 in the morning

Victims:

1. Lance McLean is a Hood County deputy sheriff. He was seriously injured. McLean is 38 years old.

2. Chad Davis is a Granbury police officer. He was injured but is expected to survive.

Suspect:

Ricky Don McCommas was killed in the shootout with police. He lived in Joshua, Texas and was 57 years old.

Motive:

McCommas had been charged with sexual assault of his wife’s niece. Police believe he traveled from Joshua to Granbury to confront this alleged rape victim. At some point, police were called. Then, McCommas allegedly shot McLean and fled.

Later, police caught up witih McCommas, who they say exited the vehicle and started shooting at them. Chad Davis was hit in this shootout, and Mcommas was shot and killed by the police when they returned fire.

Sources:

WFAA Article And Video On Granbury, Texas, Police Shooting Death Of Suspect Ricky Don McCommas, And Injury To Deputy Lance McLean And Police Officer Chad Davis

Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff) Crime News Video: Fernando Lopez Killed And 3 Victims Injured Outside Club 216; Adolph Menjivar Arrested For Murder

In what appears to be some sort of road-rage incident, one victim has been stabbed and killed in Dallas, Texas. 3 other victims, including two police officers, received nonfatal injuries. A murder suspect is under arrest.

WFAA has a video on this Fernando Lopez and Adolph Menjivar story.

Where:

This incident happened in the parking lot of Club 216, which is on South Llewellyn Avenue. That is north Oak Cliff (a part of Dallas).

Note: WFAA said the address is in the 600 block of West Jefferson Boulevard.

When:

Sunday, June 23, 2013, at about 2 in the morning

Victims:

1. Fernando Lopez was 22 years old. He died as the result of a knife attack by the killer.

2. Police officer Ricardo Solis was injured but is expected to survive.

3. Cop Jose Bernal was also injured along with Solis. They were trying to disarm the suspect. Bernal is expected to survive.

4. A 4th victim was a bystander who was also stabbed. This person had minor injuries.

Suspect:

Adolph Menjivar is 31 years old. He lives in Dallas. Menjiver has been convicted of aggravated assault in the past.

Motive:

Lopez was a passenger in a car that somehow got into a traffic argument with Menjivar. That is when police say Menjivar pulled out a knife and stabbed victim Lopez as he was sitting in the car.

Criminal Charges:

The suspect has been arrested for murder and various counts of aggravated assault.

Sources:

Dallas Morning News Report On Stabbing Death Of Fernando Lopez, Injury To 3 Victims, and Arrest Of Adolph Menjivar

Dallas, Texas Crash News Video: Motorcycle Rider Adolphus U. Davis Killed After Allegedly Speeding And Running Red Light At Buckner And Military

WFAA has released a video about a man killed in a motorcycle-car crash, in Dallas, Texas. Click the link below to watch the video. 2 victims in the car were injured.

Where:

The motorcycle rider allegedly sped down Buckner Boulevard, with the actual accident occurring at the intersection of Buckner Boulevard and Military Parkway.

When:

Saturday, June 22, 2013, at about 3 in the morning

Victims:

1. Adolphus U. Davis was the motorcycle rider killed in this crash. He was 41 years old.

2. Two victims in the car were injured. But they were not identified, and there was no update on their medical status.

Suspect And Cause:

Davis is suspected of grossly excessive speeding. Police say he was going about 90 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. He then allegedly ran a red light, colliding with the car involved in this incident.

Criminal Charges:

I can’t imagine how the driver of the car would be at fault. But since we aren’t doing the investigation, there may be something we are not aware of yet. But as of now, it looks like no one will be charged with any crimes over this crash.

Sources:

WFAA Article And Video On Motorcycle Death Of Adolphus U. Davis, In Dallas, Texas