Driver dies in early morning wreck in north Fort Worth

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A Northwest High School senior was killed early Tuesday when his Jeep Cherokee wrecked and rolled in far north Fort Worth, police reported.

Thomas Gomez-Reddish, 18, died of injuries to the head and chest shortly before 1 a.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Gomez-Reddish was driving the Jeep east on Diamondback Lane at high speed. As it crossed Sendera Ranch Boulevard, the Jeep hit a dip. Gomez-Reddish lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled several times, police reported.

Gomez-Reddish was ejected from the Jeep and pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, according to police. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

An adult male passenger was treated for minor injuries, police said.

Gomez-Reddish was the second Northwest High School student to die in a wreck this year. In February, sophomore Katelyn ShyAnn Hooper, 16, was killed in a wreck on an icy Denton County road.

The school district is offering counseling at the high school, a spokeswoman said.

Diane Smith, 817-390-7675 Twitter: @dianeasmith1

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