North Richland Hills employee killed in wreck near Northeast Mall in Hurst

Posted Friday, Mar. 07, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

A North Richland Hills city employee was killed Friday afternoon when the dump truck he was driving crashed on a ramp leading to southbound Northeast Loop 820 in Hurst, police said.

The man’s name was unavailable Friday evening.

The wreck was reported at 1:50 p.m., said Assistant Chief Richard Winstanley of the Hurst Police Department. The road is near Northeast Mall.

Witnesses told police that the driver lost control of the truck, and it landed on its side, spilling its contents, Winstanley said.

Mary Peters, a spokeswoman for the city, said the worker was headed for a landfill “when the vehicle rolled over.”

Traffic on the ramp was shut down until about 7:30 p.m., Winstanley said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee's family and coworkers,” Peters said.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?