Two separate crashes in Fort Worth in less than a week have taken the lives of a 16-year-old and other adults.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the teen driver was killed on Thursday, October 8th, when he crashed his vehicle into a wall. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the teen as Tristen James Parkhurst.
Authorities say that Parkhurst was traveling along the South Freeway near Interstate 30 in Downtown Fort Worth when the crash occurred.
The second fatal crash happened on Saturday, October 10, when a motorcyclist crashed her vehicle into a guardrail on an exit ramp near the Interstate 35W and US 287 Interchange.
Department of Public Safety officers and paramedics responded to the crash. The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Lynn Ann Elliott of Newark and was pronounced dead at the scene. In 2020, there have been 69 crashes in this area, possibly due to ongoing reconstruction.
A second fatal crash on Saturday happened in the 300 block of the North Freeway in Fort Worth when a vehicle rolled over. The driver of the car was thrown out of the sunroof.
According to officials with the medical examiner’s office, the victim has been identified as 33-year-old Mason David Crews of Arlington,
No other injuries were reported in any of the crashes.
All three accidents are currently under investigation. Officials have not said if impairment may have been a factor in any of the accidents.