Two fatal accidents in Dallas on April 5

Two people were killed in separate accidents the night of April 5 in Dallas, according to a report by WFAA 8 on April 5.

Twenty-year-old Paul Miltenberger was attempting to cross the north side of East Mockingbird Lane in the 5500 block, which is across the street from the DART station. There was no crosswalk where he attempted to traverse the six lanes of the street, and Miltenberger was hit by an oncoming black Dodge Charger at around 2:20 a.m. The truck driver did not stop to check on the man or render aid after the pedestrian accident, according to a statement by police spokesperson Officer Juan Fernandez.

Another fatal accident under investigation occurred the same night. The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck, whose name has not been publicly released, lost control of his vehicle at a curve on the corner of Pine Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. Missing the curve, the driver crashed into a light pole before coming to a stop at a metal fence.

Five members of musical cast killed in Panhandle area vehicular accident

Five members of a popular summer musical production, Texas, were killed in an auto accident north of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle area on Monday, August 12. Three of them were West Texas A&M University theater students.

The deceased were identified as 21-year-old Fort Worth resident Eric Harrison, 20-year-old Amarillo local Clinton Diaz, 20-year-old Wichita Falls native Andrew Duncan, 20-year-old Timonium, Maryland resident Amanda Starz, and 24-year-old Haltom City resident Julian Arredondo.

The driver, Diaz, allegedly ran a red light, causing the vehicle to be broadsided on the passenger’s side when it pulled in front of a southbound 18-wheeler. The truck was attempting to turn onto U.S. 287 near Dumas, about 40 miles north of Amarillo, according to Public Safety spokesman Christopher Ray.

Thirty-year-old Houston resident Timothy Johnson, who sat directly behind Diaz, was brought to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, where he was critical condition.

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