Driver Dead, Officers Hurt in Forney, TX, Fiery Accident on FM 740
Forney, TX -- December 31, 2016, one person was killed and two officers hurt due to a single-vehicle accident on FM 740 that started a fire.
Authorities were called to the scene of the accident just after 11:00 p.m. just north of I-20.
According to initial reports, a vehicle had been traveling southbound on FM 740. For reasons that aren't clear, the vehicle went out of control and left the roadway. Shortly afterward, the vehicle crashed into a tree. This collision caused the vehicle to burst into flames.
Emergency services came to the scene, and two police officers were able to extract the driver from the burning vehicle. EMS transported the driver to a nearby hospital where she eventually died due to critical injuries. The two police officers were both treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Investigators have yet to determine what factors may have caused the accident. Investigations are ongoing.
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