• February 13, 2017

UPDATE: 7 Kids, 2 Adults Hurt in Grand Prairie, TX, Hit-and-run Accident

Grand Prairie, TX -- February 11, 2017, seven children and two adults were injured after an accident where a vehicle struck their minivan on Highway 360.

Update February 23, 2017: 22-year-old Dalton Hestand has been arrested in connection with the accident. Grand Prairie Police apprehended him on Tuesday, February 21, and he now faces eight charges of failure to stop and render aid. He currently remains in the Grand Prairie Detention Center.

Grand Prairie authorities report that the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. near the Highway 360 and I-20 interchange.

Their preliminary investigations indicate that nine people were riding in a Honda Pilot minivan traveling down Highway 360 at the time. For reasons unclear, a vehicle rear-ended the Honda, causing the van to spin out of control. The van collided with another vehicle, and it overturned as a result.

From the Honda, seven children and two adults sustained various injuries. One of the kids was said to have critical injuries, and they were taken via helicopter to a nearby hospital.

Police say the suspect driver fled immediately following the wreck. It's unclear if police have any identifying information at this time.

Investigations are ongoing.

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