Fort Worth Police Officer Tamara Pena got back with me this afternoon about the fatal multi-car accident in Fort Worth that left many dead and injured, including a lesbian couple, on Sunday morning.
According to Pena:
Officers were dispatched early Sunday, April 12, to investigate a multi-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler truck. Several vehicles had stopped to help a driver who had been involved in a single vehicle accident. Many of the individuals who had stopped were out of their vehicles. An 18-wheeler struck the vehicle that had been involved in the initial accident and also struck several vehicles and individuals who had stopped to help. The 18-wheeler caught on fire. Four individuals were confirmed deceased on the scene, another female was transported to an area hospital where she later died. Two other individuals were transported to area hospitals, one by ambulance, another by Careflight. Additionally, the truck driver was transported to an area hospital but he did not appear to have serious injuries. Traffic Investigators are investigating the factors of the accident.
According to the Dallas Morning News, a Fort Worth lesbian couple were among those involved in a fatal car accident on early Sunday morning in Fort Worth.
Veronica Gonzalez, who was raised in Oak Cliff, and her fiancee’s sister were among those killed.
Gonzalez’s fiancee was injured in the crash and remains unconscious, according to the News.
I’ve put in a call to the Fort Worth Police Department and will update this story as I hear more.