Officials identify victims in Haltom City, Fort Worth fatal wrecks

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Officials on Monday identified victims in separate fatal weekend wrecks in Tarrant County as a North Richland Hills motorcyclist and a 40-year-old Tarrant County woman.

The Tarrant County motorist died at the scene of her wreck late Saturday in downtown Fort Worth and the motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in Haltom City, area police said.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Monday identified the motorcyclist as Wesley Smith, 53, of North Richland Hills. He was pronounced dead at the scene in Haltom City.

The wreck occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of the eastbound lanes of Texas 121 near Minnis Drive.

Witnesses told Haltom City police that Smith was in the middle lane of the highway, moved over as if he was exiting the highway, but his vehicle smashed into a guardrail.

According to Haltom City police reports, Smith was not wearing a helmet.

Amy Kendrick, 40, was identified as the victim in the fatal wreck in downtown Fort Worth, according to the medical examinere. Her hometown was not listed, but she last had a home address in North Richland Hills.

The wreck in Fort Worth was reported about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Jennings Avenue, near City Hall and St. Patrick Cathedral.

Fort Worth police reported that the driver lost control of her vehicle starting at Interstate 30 and Jennings Avenue, continued on Jennings and hit a utility pole, a fire hydrant and several vehicles before coming to a stop.

A ruling on her death is pending toxicology results, according to the medical examiner’s website.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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